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The degree program in Geography consists of 10 courses (41 hours total), 5 of which are core courses required of all majors. The Urban track focuses on the social and spatial effects of the growth of cities, including issues such as the historical evolution of urban form and function, land-use changes and conflicts, economic restructuring, the growth and decline of inner-cities, and urban racial and ethnic relations.

Requirements for the Major in Geography

Prerequisites (State Mandated Common Prerequisites)
Students wishing to transfer to USF should complete the A.A. degree at the community college. Some courses required for the major may also meet General Education Requirements thereby transferring maximum hours to the university. If students transfer without an A.A. degree and have fewer than 60 semester hours of acceptable credit, the students must meet the university’s entering freshman requirements including ACT or SAT test scores, GPA, and course requirements.

The transfer student should also be aware of the immunization, foreign language, and continuous enrollment policies of the university.


Two introductory courses in Geography with GEO prefix.

Upper-level Course Requirements
A major in Geography consists of 11 courses as follows:

Required core courses (6 courses + lab):

Supporting Courses (5 courses):
Majors will select among courses in the Urban and Environmental tracks for their additional coursework. They must take an additional 5 courses, 2 of which may be outside of their track. If more than 1 course is taken outside of the track, 1 of them must be a techniques (elective) course. The following list designates supporting courses by track (or elective technique).

Urban Track Courses:

Techniques Courses (electives):

Courses Excluded as Electives for the major:

Only 4 combined hours of the following courses may be applied toward the degree:

Requirements for the Minor in Geography

A minor in Geography consists of 16 credit hours, with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0. The required courses are:

Students may not apply upper level Geography electives to the Geography minor that are being used to satisfy their major requirements.

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Effective Date: Semester I, 2004