2009-2010 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2020  
2009-2010 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography and Environmental Studies, BA

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of the general configuration and processes associated with the earth’s landforms
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of the variety and processes of human geography that are reflected in various cultures
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the methods of analysis used to solve geographic problems

Major Requirements


A maximum of 54 credit hours may be taken by a major in GES. All students must take an exit exam before graduation, and have a C or above grade in all GES courses.

Departmental Honors

The Department of Geography and Environmental Studies offers honors for students who have demonstrated high academic achievement.  In order to be considered for departmental honors, a student must:

  • Have an overall CU CPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Have a 3.5 or better GPA in GES courses.
  • Have a research proposal accepted by the majority of GES faculty and select a faculty advisor and committee of two other faculty.  The committee will give an oral exam on the research project.
  • Enroll in GES 497 (Honors in Geography).

The level of honors will be decided by the committee after the completed of these requirements. Three levels of honors are available: Distinction, High Distinction, and Highest Distinction.

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