Overview (2017-201 8)
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The bachelor of science (B.S.) in geography is for students who wish to combine their interests in geography with complementary studies in the sciences and mathematics. In addition to the university-wide general education requirements, candidates for the GS degree in geography must complete the following four components: (1) 22-23 credits of core courses; (2) 27 credits of technique, systematic, regional, and elective courses; and (3) 11-12 credits of mathematics, computer programming, and statistics courses.
Candidates for the Geography, BS degree must complete the following Core, Breadth and Experience, and Geography Elective courses with a minimum GPA of 2.00:
Geography (49-50 credits)
Core Courses (22-23 credits)
Breadth and Experience Courses (18 credits):
Advanced Technique Courses
And three of the following
Required Prerequisite: GGS 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.
Systematic Courses (one course from the following must be taken):
Distribution and effects of power on landscape, particularly on national and global scales. Offered by Geography/Geoinformation Sci. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 30 credits
Schedule Type: Lecture
Regional Geography Courses (one course from the following must be taken):
Geography Elective Courses (9 credits):
- 3 credits of undergraduate-level GGS courses
- 6 credits of 300 or 400-level GGS courses
Outside Requirements (11-12 credits)
Students with the terminated from VSE major attribute may notenroll.
Mason Core and Elective Credits (58-60 credits)
In order to meet a minimum of 120 credits, this degree requires an additional 58-60 credits, which may be applied toward any remaining Mason Core requirements, Requirements for Bachelor’s Degrees, and elective courses. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their advisors to ensure that they fulfill all requirements.
Note: Some Mason Core requirements may already be fulfilled by the major requirements listed above. Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisors to ensure they fulfill all remaining Mason Core requirements.
See link for list of required courses
Please note that some Mason Core requirements may already be fulfilled by the major requirements listed above.
Please see the GMU Catalog Entry for the Bachelor of Science in Geography for other program details. Students admitted in previous years may have different degree requirements, listed in the archived catalogs (see below).