Geography : About The Program

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any two geography courses.

Acceptance Information

Applications are accepted all year long; forms are available in the Geography main office at 105 Wilkeson. We have about 45 undergraduate applicants each year and currently we have 95 majors enrolled in our program.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Degrees

Acceptance Criteria

Minimum GPA of 2.0 overall.
Minimum GPA of 2.0 in any two geography courses.

Acceptance Information

Applications are accepted all year long; forms are available in the Geography main office at 105 Wilkeson. We have about 45 undergraduate applicants each year and currently we have 95 majors enrolled in our program.

Degree Requirements

Please see Degrees and Policies.

About Our Courses

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • GEO 100 Geography Perspectives and World Issues
  • GEO 101 Earth Systems Science I
  • GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEO 103 Geography of Economic Systems
  • GEO 120 Maps: Earth from Above


The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 50-200
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 21-100
Upper level/advanced courses is: 21-60

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Courses

Suggested Introductory Courses
  • GEO 100 Geography Perspectives and World Issues
  • GEO 101 Earth Systems Science I
  • GEO 102 Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEO 103 Geography of Economic Systems
  • GEO 120 Maps: Earth from Above


The typical class size for:

Freshman/introductory courses is: 50-200
Sophomore/intermediate courses is: 21-100
Upper level/advanced courses is: 21-60

For course descriptions, please see Courses.

About Our Faculty

Department of Geography faculty members have an impressive record of publications, national editorships, and research and teaching awards. The quality of teaching has been formally recognized and several professors have been appointed to SUNY Distinguished Professors for Excellence in Teaching. Many faculty members have received research grants, both for work with government agencies and for field work in many parts of the world. In addition, members of our faculty have been recognized for their world-renowned research accomplishments by being appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors and by receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. These activities give the department multifaceted expertise in applied research, geographic information systems, international trade, and urban and environmental problems.

See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.

About Our Faculty

Department of Geography faculty members have an impressive record of publications, national editorships, and research and teaching awards. The quality of teaching has been formally recognized and several professors have been appointed to SUNY Distinguished Professors for Excellence in Teaching. Many faculty members have received research grants, both for work with government agencies and for field work in many parts of the world. In addition, members of our faculty have been recognized for their world-renowned research accomplishments by being appointed SUNY Distinguished Professors and by receiving the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. These activities give the department multifaceted expertise in applied research, geographic information systems, international trade, and urban and environmental problems.

See a list of our Undergraduate Faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

GEO 497 Honors Geography is only open to qualified majors. Students enrolled in GEO 497 must complete an honors project under the supervision of a Geography faculty member, and each project is to be read and evaluated by a second faculty member in the department. Students who receive a grade of B or higher in GEO 497 are awarded a special honors certificate following the completion of all requirements for the BA degree in Geography. Qualifying students are awarded certificates of distinction.

Internships

Internships with all levels of government agencies and with businesses are encouraged. Specific internship experiences are arranged based on the individual student's area(s) of specialization.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships

GEO 497 Honors Geography is only open to qualified majors. Students enrolled in GEO 497 must complete an honors project under the supervision of a Geography faculty member, and each project is to be read and evaluated by a second faculty member in the department. Students who receive a grade of B or higher in GEO 497 are awarded a special honors certificate following the completion of all requirements for the BA degree in Geography. Qualifying students are awarded certificates of distinction.

Internships

Internships with all levels of government agencies and with businesses are encouraged. Specific internship experiences are arranged based on the individual student's area(s) of specialization.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Geography Student Association
Organized and run by students, the club has regular meetings and offers a variety of programs, including field trips, lectures, discussions, sporting events, and picnics.

See the UB Student Association.

Extracurricular Activities

Undergraduate Geography Student Association
Organized and run by students, the club has regular meetings and offers a variety of programs, including field trips, lectures, discussions, sporting events, and picnics.

See the UB Student Association.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Courses outside the major that could improve employment opportunities:

Complementary Programs and Courses

Courses outside the major that could improve employment opportunities:

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Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:01:11 EST