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.
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.
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 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.
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: