Catalog 2010-2012

Geography

Students interested in enrolling in the program should contact the graduate coordinator in the Department of Geography. Applications should include two letters of recommendation, a brief statement about professional interests and career objectives, and transcripts of both undergraduate and graduate credit.  Graduate information and application for graduate admission can be found at http://www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

The Graduate Record Examination (General Test) is not required for admission to the program.

The major in Geography is available on the thesis and non-thesis options. A minimum of 32 semester hours, including 6 hours 970:299 for thesis research and writing, is required for the thesis option. Students must successfully present a written and oral thesis proposal prior to registration in 970:299. A minimum of 38 semester hours, including 3 hours 970:298 for completion of a research paper, is required for the non-thesis option. A minimum of 17 hours of 200/6000-level course work is required for both the thesis and non-thesis options.  Any 200/6000-level course offered as a graded course must be taken on a graded basis.

 

Thesis Option:

Required geography:

  970:202 (1 hr.; must be taken twice).....2 hours

  970:280; 970:294.....6 hours

  970:299.....6 hours

Electives.....18 hours

  (At least 12 of the 18 hours must be in geography; at least 3 of the 18 hours must be at the 200/6000-level; cannot include 970:298; additional hours of 970:299 cannot count
  toward the minimum 18 elective hours)

32 hours

 

Non-Thesis Option:

Required geography:

  970:202 (1 hr.; must be taken twice).....2 hours

  970:280; 970:294; 970:298.....9 hours

Electives.....27 hours

  (At least 15 of the 27 hours must be in geography; at least 6 of the 27 hours must be at the 200/6000-level; cannot include 970:299)

38 hours

 

Each student's program (beyond the required core courses) will be determined by individual needs in consultation with her/his graduate advisor and the graduate coordinator.  For the thesis option, an oral thesis defense is required. For the non-thesis option, a final presentation of the research paper is required.