Double Major in Geography
Double Major in Geography
Geography is a broad discipline and is therefore an attractive choice for people in other majors looking to enhance their understanding of human and/or physical systems and their interactions at different scales. Geography is a common first or second major for people who are also majoring in Geology, Anthropology, Computer Science, Sociology, Biology and more.
If you are interested in adding Geography as a second major, or want to understand how Geography can enhance your understanding of physical and social systems, contact the Undergraduate Advisor, Leslie McLees at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENVS Majors Considering a Double Major in Geography
Geography is an excellent second field for Environmental Studies and Environmental Science majors because it also offers you a grounding in the physical and human systems within which environmental issues are situated in a larger global context. The geography major also allows you to use the Environment, Economy & Sustainability concentration to help fine tune your understanding of the interactions of Earth’s physical and human systems. Declaring a second major in Geography will help deepen your understanding of earth’s human and environmental systems.
Consider these opportunities:
- All General Education, Foreign Language, and Math requirements are the same for the two majors.
- You can apply up to four classes to both majors.
- You may apply any of the following Geography courses to complete your ENVS degree:
GEOG 142: Human Geography
GEOG 181: Our Digital Earth
GEOG 321: Climatology
GEOG 322: Geomorphology
GEOG 323: Biogeography
GEOG 341: Population and Environment
GEOG 342: Geography of Globalization
GEOG 360: Watershed Science and Policy
GEOG 361: Global Environmental Change
GEOG 421: Advanced Climatology
GEOG 422: Advanced Geomorphology
GEOG 423: Advanced Biogeography
GEOG 425: Hydrology
GEOG 427: Fluvial Geomorphology
GEOG 430: Long-term Environmental Change
GEOG 432: Climatological Aspects of Global Change
GEOG 433: Fire and Natural Disturbance
GEOG 442: Urban Geography
GEOG 461: Environmental Alterations
GEOG 462: Historical and Contemporary Views of the Environment
GEOG 463: Geography, Law, and the Environment
GEOG 465: Environment and Development
GEOG 467: International Water Policy
GEOG 468: Contemporary Food Systems
GEOG 481: GIS I
GEOG 482: GIS II
GEOG 485: Remote Sensing I
GEOG 486: Remote Sensing II
Some ENVS courses are taught by Geography faculty. These can also be applied towards the Geography major.
For example, Dr. Peter Walker from Geography regularly teaches ENVS 450: Political Ecology and ENVS 455: Sustainability, either of which could count towards requirements for the geography major. Other faculty who teach in Geography and other departments include Dr. Laura Pulido (Ethnic Studies), Dr. Dan Buck (Asian Studies), and Dr. Lucas Silva (Environmental Studies and Sciences).
Email Leslie McLees at email@example.com if you have any questions.