Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

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 online or 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: 25-100
Upper level/advanced courses is: 25-60

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.

Please visit our department website for additional information about our faculty.

Practical Experience and Special Academic Opportunities

Honors, Awards, and Scholarships
For those interested in the Honors course (GEO 497) eligible student may enroll in Geography 497. Eligibility requires completion of six courses in Geography, an overall university GPA of at least 3.0 and a GPA of 3.5 for all Geography courses completed. This project will be 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 who has expertise in the area of your project

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 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.

Complementary Programs and Courses

Examples of departments offering courses outside the major that could improve employment opportunities:

Links to Further Information About this Program

Last updated: February 22 2022 21:08:39