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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography - Environmental Science Education Option BA

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The Geography program (within the Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences) offers a BA degree that includes a full range of courses in the fundamentals of geography taught mainly by full­time faculty.

These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on­campus program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum of 41-42 credit hours, including a minimum of 31-30 GEOG, GEOL or ENVS credit hours and 11 credit hours of ancillary coursework.
  2. Students must complete a minimum of 24 upper division (3000-level and above) GEOG credit hours.
  3. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements. 
  4. Students must complete all major courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete major course requirements as pass/fail.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 15 GEOG, GEOL or ENVS credit hours with CU Denver faculty.

Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations

  1. Only 3 credits of Travel Study may be counted toward graduation requirements
  2. Undergraduate students may count up to 6 credit hours of independent study or internship (any combination of GEOG 3840, 4840, 4880, or 3939) towards elective credit in the major as approved by the undergraduate coordinator. Students may not receive more than 3 credit hours per independent study section. No more than 3 credit hours of independent study may be taken with the same instructor or in the same term.
  3. Students should consult with the School of Education and Human Development teacher licensure program early and regularly for detailed information on how best to approach the degree with licensure.

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