Nov 24, 2020  
2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Geography and Environment, B.A.


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The Geography and Environment degree focuses on bridging the natural and social sciences in order to produce more holistic and systemic analysis of environmental and societal issues.

All students take a common set of foundation- and intermediate-level courses that expose them to the breadth of the discipline and establish a strong background in the natural, social, and quantitative sciences. Students are then able to take specialized courses that deepen their understanding and skills within one of the major’s five concentrations: Environmental Systems, Society, Environment, and Development, Geospatial Analysis and Technology, Sustainable Communities, and Planning for Sustainable Communities.

Students culminate their studies with a Professional Development course, an Internship or other Practical Experience, and a two semester Capstone course.  All courses in the curriculum strengthen students’ writing, critical thinking and oral presentation skills, which are critical for any successful career.

 

  Degree Requirements Units  
  General education (48 total, 7-20 units in major) 28-41  
  Core Requirements + Practical Experiences 35  
  Concentration and Supporting Courses 21-24  
  General Electives 23-40  
  Total units needed for graduation 120  

Note: Courses required for the major must be taken for a traditional letter grade, except for courses that are offered CR/NC only. Students must earn a C- or better in any course applied to the major. Breadth courses not double-counted in concentration. 

Core Courses + Practical Experiences (35 units)


Core Courses


Foundation Courses (11 units)


Breadth Courses (14-16)


Choose one from each category:

Professional Preparation (2 units)


Capstone Classes (6 units)


Sample Four-year Program


Geography and Environment, B.A.


This is just an example of how one might plan four years as a GEP student. Most GE classes can be taken in any order or sequence. Consult  with your advisor for suggestions on when to take particular courses.

Freshman Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (14 Units)

Spring Semester (15-16 Units)

  • GE /Elective Unit(s): 3-4
  • GE /Elective Unit(s): 4
  • GE /Elective Unit(s): 4

Sophomore Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Disciplinary Breadth Unit(s): 4

GE /Elective Unit(s): 3

GE /Elective Unit(s): 3

Supporting Course Units(s): 4

Core Course:

Spring Semester (15 Units)

Disciplinary Breadth Unit(s): 4

GE/Elective Unit(s): 3

GE/Elective Unit(s): 4

Supporting Course Unit(s): 4

 

Core Course:

Junior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

  • Disciplinary Breadth Credits / Units: 4

  • Disciplinary Breadth Credits / Units: 3

  • Concentration Credits / Units: 3

  • Disciplinary Breadth Credits / Units: 4

  • Unit(s): 1-2

Senior Year: 30 Units


Fall Semester (16 Units)

Concentration Unit(s): 3

Concentration Unit(s): 3

Supporting Course Unit(s): 3-4

Capstone Pre-seminar Unit(s): 1-4

University Electives Unit(s): 2

Spring Semester (14 Units)

Concentration Unit(s): 4

Concentration Unit(s): 3

Upper Division GE  Unit(s): 3

Capstone Unit(s): 4

Total Units: 120


Total units: 35 units minimum


*Planning must take GEP 360  and 3 units of GEP 317  

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