The 47-credit B.A. in geography education, along with a complementary major in secondary education, prepares students to teach geography and social studies at the high school level.

Degree Requirements

Foundations

B.A. students in geography at Valpo must complete the general-education requirements for the bachelor of arts in the College of Arts and Sciences. This University-wide core strengthens communication and critical thinking skills while introducing students to global cultures and traditions.

Major Requirements

GEO 101 World Human Geography 3 credits
GEO 102 Globalization and Development 3 credits
GEO 104 Introduction to Geomorphology 4 credits
GEO 215 Introduction to GIS 4 credits
GEO 260 Environmental Conservation 3 credits
GEO 280 Geography of Cyberspace 3 credits
MET 103 Introduction to Meteorology 4 credits
One of the following courses: 3 credits
GEO 301 Regional Geographies of the World 3 credits
GEO 470 Political Geography 3 credits
One of the following courses: 3 credits
GEO 320 Urban Geography 3 credits
GEO 420 Rural Geography 3 credits
One of the following courses: 1-4 credits
GEO 365 Biogeography 3 credits
GEO 385 Field Study 1-3 credits
GEO 404 Advanced Geomorphology 4 credits
One of the following courses: 3 credits
GEO 474 Historical Geography of the United States 3 credits
GEO 475 Culture, Nature, Landscape 3 credits
Additional Required Courses: 12 credits
ECON 222 Principles of Economics: Macro 3 credits
HIST 210 The World in the Twentieth Century 3 credits
POLS 120 The Government of the United States 3 credits
SOC 275 Systems of Social Stratification 3 credits
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Field Courses
At Valpo, geography education extends beyond the classroom, with field sites near campus and around the world.