B.A. in Geography: Focus on Environmental Studies

water quality samplingLearn about environmental processes and functions; explore human-environment interactions across diverse cultural and social contexts.

 

Focus

A minimum of 12 units from the following:

 

Core Course:

  • GEOG 600: Environmental Problems and Solutions

 

Two courses from this list:

  • GEOG 316: Biogeography
  • GEOG 317: Geography of Soils
  • GEOG 342: Surface Water Hydrology
  • GEOG 422: Environmental Perception
  • GEOG 427: Agriculture and Food Supply
  • GEOG 642: Watershed Assessment and Restoration
  • GEOG 644: Water Quality
  • GEOG 647: Geography of Water Resources
  • GEOG 651: Bay Area Environmental Issues
  • GEOG 652: Environmental Impact Analysis
  • GEOG 666: Geography of Garbage: Recycling and Waste Reduction
  • GEOG 667: Race, Poverty, and the Environment
  • GEOG 668: Politics, Law, and the Urban Environment

 

One course from the following:

  • GEOG 602: Field Methods in Physical Geography
  • GEOG 606: Cartography
  • GEOG 610: Remote Sensing I
  • GEOG 611: Remote Sensing II
  • GEOG 620: Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 621: Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Analysis
  • GEOG 657: Natural Resource Management: Biotic Resources

 

Geographic Internship, Geog 688, is strongly recommended.

 

Courses in other departments on individual advisement

Physical Sciences

  • BIOL 313: Principles of Ecology
  • BIOL 318: Our Endangered Planet
  • BIOL 530: Conservation Biology
  • GEOL 305: Energy and Its Environmental Issues