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B.S. Undergraduate Advisor: Lei Wang
Students majoring in geography may earn either the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. Students interested in mapping sciences or physical geography normally enter the B.S. program, and those interested in human geography enter the B.A. program.All requirements specified by the College of Arts and Sciences for these respective degrees must be fulfilled. Candidates for the bachelor's degree with a major in geography must complete a curriculum of 30 semester hours for the B.A. and 36 semester hours for the B.S., consisting of 9 hours of core courses (GEOG 1001, 1003, and 2055). See the section Courses of Instruction.
Students may elect to modify the curriculum to fit specific needs, but this must be done in consultation with the departmental adviser. Special emphases are offered in mapping sciences, cultural and historical geography, economic and urban geography, Latin America, Eastern Asia, coastal and fluvial geomorphology, climatology and hydroclimatology.
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) is offered in anthropology. Because it is a broad study of mankind, students majoring in anthropology are urged to take courses in the sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities.
Departmental course requirements are few. Students must complete ANTH 1001 and 1003 and 3999 and at least three courses from the following: ANTH 2015, 2051, 3060, 4040. Course 2055, 2154, or 2155 in a foreign language must also be completed. A minimum of 25 semester hours in anthropology is required. Courses in archaeology, cultural anthropology, folklore, physical anthropology, and anthropological linguistics are available. See the section Courses of Instruction.
Through consultation with their departmental counselor, students design a specific program to fit their needs.
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Department of Geography and Anthropology
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