The honors program is open by departmental permission to geography majors with at least a 3.25 grade point average (GPA) in total university coursework and a 3.25 GPA in geography courses. After completing 57 credits, all qualified students will be invited to join the Geography Honors Track.
Students complete CHSS 489, a multidisciplinary colloquium emphasizing problem solving, discussion, reading, and writing on a topic or theme); GEOG 483 Honors Thesis; and HNRC 499 Honors Senior Synthesis, which fulfills the Liberal Studies Synthesis requirement. Students must maintain a 3.0 average in the track.
To apply, students must submit a letter of intent that includes a two-page self-statement describing the student's academic and career goals. Two Geography faculty members must endorse the student’s application.
For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.