Students who enter the major having completed a laboratory science sequence other than geography may petition the department to waive the GEOG 131*/GEOG 137* and GEOG 132*/GEOG 138* requirements. Students who enter the major with more than 60 hours credit may petition the department to waive the GEOG 101* or GEOG 121* requirement.
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.