BA in Geography with Emphasis in Regional/ Cultural

Degree Program Descriptions

Geographers are interested in a wide range of topics and often work in interdisciplinary teams that analyze challenges like environmental change, resource use, and economic issues in an increasingly interdependent world.  Students studying human geography are trained to understand and analyze the social and cultural elements which generate regional differences.  Assessing population patterns, political activity, urban planning, and linguistic distributions are included in this area.  Geography prepares students for a variety of professions including careers in environmental impact assessment, mapping, remote sensing, geographic information analysis, government service, military intelligence, as well as education.  Geographers are interested in a wide range of topics and often work in interdisciplinary teams that analyze challenges like environmental change, resource use, and economic issues in an increasingly interdependent world.  Geography majors receive marketable skills during their undergraduate experience.  Recent graduates work for companies such as ESRI and Garmin.  MU geography graduates have also found employment with government agencies, including the National Park Service, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Geological Survey, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Transportation.

Major Program Requirements

Students studying human geography are trained to understand and analyze the social and cultural elements which generate regional differences.  Assessing population patterns, political activity, urban planning, and linguistic distributions are included in this area.  Students must take three of the following courses:

GEOG 3140Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean3
GEOG 3270Geography of the Middle East3
GEOG 3290Geography of Russia and the Newly Independent States of Eurasia3
GEOG 3450Geography of Africa3
GEOG 3510Historical Geography of North America3
GEOG 3560Native American Geographies3
GEOG 3760Geography of the World's Religions3
GEOG 3780World Political Geography: Patterns and Processes3
GEOG 4560Resources and Indigenous Peoples3
GEOG 4770Migration and Immigration3
GEOG 4850Transportation Geography3

Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BA in Geography

Back to Top

Degree Audit

 

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

Back to Top

Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

Back to Top