Students who enter the major with more than 60 hours of credit, and who have completed a laboratory science sequence other than geography, may petition the department to substitute certain upper-division physical geography courses for GEOG 131*/GEOG 137* and/or GEOG 132*. Students who enter the major with more than 60 hours of credit, and who have met the social science divisional requirements in departments other than geography, may petition the department to substitute certain upper-division human geography courses for GEOG 101* or GEOG 201*.
Students must maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 to graduate with honors. Twelve hours of honors work must be taken, including GEOG 497 and GEOG 498, under the direction of a faculty mentor. A written final copy of the thesis must be submitted to the Department of Geography. Balance of credit hours may be taken in honors courses or through honors-by-contract arrangements. Students should consult their advisor about participation.