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Political Science & GeographyGeography Majors & Minors

Major in Geography

The Geography program offers both BA and BS degrees in Geography. They require 36 hours (12 classes) of coursework in the major. Majors can tailor their program of study to specialize in geospatial technologies, environmental geography and/or human geography.

To major in Geography, submit a completed Major and Minor Declaration Form at the Political Science and Geography Department office, Batten Arts and Letters rm. 7000. Ask for Mrs. Parraway.

For information on careers in Geography, click the American Association of Geographers' Jobs & Careers page.

Geography Certificates

In addition, the Geography program offers two Certificate programs: the Certificate in Geographic Information Science and the Certificate in Spatial Analysis of Coastal Environments. Both Certificates provide more specialized training. They can be completed either as part of the Geography Major or as a separate program.


Minor in Geography

To Minor in Geography, submit a completed Major and Minor Declaration Form at the Political Science and Geography Department office, Batten Arts and Letters rm. 7000. Ask for Mrs. Parraway.

  • Successfully complete GEOG 100S Cultural Geography or GEOG 101S Environmental Geography, and
  • Successfully complete an additional twelve hours of Geography coursework (four courses) at the 300/400 level, with a minimum 2.00 GPA in those courses.

For more information on Geography at ODU, see our program information, brochure, Geography at ODU and Geography in the ODU course catalog. Contact the Geography Program Director, Dr. Nicole Hutton Shannon, BAL 7012 or e-mail her at nhuttons@odu.edu.


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