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Geography, Bachelor of Science Degree


All students complete a core within Geography that provides a broad background in the discipline. The Bachelor of Science in Geography emphasizes proficiency in physical geography, geospatial methods, and human/environment interactions and develops skills in mathematics and statistics. All students are required to have a minor. Students are encouraged to develop with their advisors an individualized program of study within these degrees. The department emphasizes the integration of human and physical geography and encourages the use of geospatial technologies (GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography). Our specialties include the American West, biogeography, climatology, cultural historical geography, land use planning and water resources.


First Semester

  • Core Fine Arts Course (3 units)
  • GEOG 106 - Introduction to Cultural Geography (3 units)
  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units)
  • STAT 152 - Introduction to Statistics (3 units)
  • Minor Course (3 units)

For detailed course description visit the General Course Catalog.

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Contact College of Science

Phone (775) 784-4591
Fax (775) 784-4592
Location Davidson Math and Science Center
Address University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, NV 89557

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