BA in Geography
- Lower division university core requirements or (for transfer students) general education requirements
- CLAST requirement
- A minimum of 120 credits hours
- The final 30 credits must be taken at FIU (with exceptions requiring the approval of the Dean’s office)
- GPA 2.0 or higher
Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs
- A minimum of 48 credit hours of upper division courses
- A minimum of 9 credit hours of upper division courses outside the Department of GSS
- A grade of “C” or higher in each major course
- *Foreign language: equivalent of a second semester sequence foreign language course or one more advanced. (with a minimum grade of C)
Common Prerequisites (6 credits)
Two 2000-level GEO-prefix courses. GEO 2000 – Introduction to Geography (offered in GSS) and GEO 2200 – Physical Geography (offered in Earth & Environmental Studies) are recommended. (GEO 2200 can be substituted with an upper-level GEO course with the approval of a GSS Advisor in writing).
Lower Division (3 credits)
GEA 2000 – World Regional Geography
Upper Division Core Courses (12 credits)
At least one of the following: GEO 3421 - Cultural Geography, GEO 3471 - Political Geography or GEO 3502 Economic Geography
- GIS 3048 - Applications of Geographic Information Systems
- SYA 3300 - Research Methods
- SYA 4011 - Social Theory
Upper-Division Department Electives (18 credits; 3000-level or higher)
- Three additional upper division GEO courses (at least one 4000-level course).
- One upper division GEA course
- One upper division Anthropology (ANT) course
- One upper division Sociology (SYA/SYD/SYG/SYO/SYP) course
Other Electives (30 credits)
A minimum of 9 credits must be taken outside the major. A minimum of 18 credits must be upper division (3000-level or higher).
Option: Please consider applying the upper division major courses (required and elective) to a second major in Anthropology/Sociology, a minor in Anthropology/Sociology, or a certificate program.