Dec 04, 2020  
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-15 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Global Studies and Cultural Geography, Cultural Geography Concentration, B.S.

Global Studies and Cultural Geography Program  
Doug Heffington, program coordinator

The Cultural Geography concentration offers a comprehensive, applicable skill set designed to understand the diversity of cultures and socio-geographic complexities found in human societies. Cultural geographers seek to understand how humans uniquely create, manipulate, and adapt to the places they inhabit by examining natural environments, cultural practices, and economic and political systems. Knowledge gained from the Cultural Geography concentration is valuable as contemporary societies are interacting globally with one another as never before. Cultural geographers identify and comprehend these changes and find solutions to a variety of sociocultural problems taking place. This marketable skill set is attractive to a wide range of employers in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Major Program Requirements

The Cultural Geography concentration requires 37 hours, including the six required Global Studies/Geography courses listed below (19 credit hours). The remaining 18 hours are selected from regional and topical GEOG courses (see below). Two minors are required.

Required General Education Courses (41 hours)

Students select courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences. (See General Education .)


Cultural Geography students (in conjunction with the Global Studies advisor) will select two minors that reflect their academic and professional goals, academic interests, plus enhance their degree and field of study.


These electives will reflect the student’s academic and career interests and will be selected with the advisement of the Global Studies advisor

Total hours in program: 120