Jennifer Speights-Binet, Chair, Associate Professor
Eric J. Fournier, Professor
Jennifer L. Rahn, Associate Professor
Undergraduate Programs and Requirements
The Department of Geography offers a major in geography leading to a bachelor of science degree. The department also offers a traditional geography minor and a certificate in geographic information science.
University Core Curriculum and General Education Requirements
See University Core Curriculum & General Education Requirements in the Howard College of Arts and Sciences introductory pages for a list of required and applicable courses. Geography majors cannot use geography to satisfy the general education natural and computational science or social science requirement.
*See the History or World Languages and Cultures sections for details on the Latin American studies minor and interdisciplinary concentration.
The geography department strongly recommends that students select a minor. For students other than geography majors, the department offers two options: the traditional minor for students seeking one to complement history, political science, international relations, public administration, education, or other disciplines and programs; and a certificate in geographic information science for students interested in GIS technology. The latter is suitable for business administration, the natural sciences, math, or computer science.
Geography majors may complete the geographic information systems certificate/minor (not a concentration), but may not pursue the traditional geography minor.