Undergraduate programs

Find your place in the world.

Are you interested in both the physical and social sciences? Do you want to solve the world’s most pressing issues: from climate change and biodiversity loss to immigration and global inequality? Geography is about far more than knowing your way around a map. Geography is the examination of the complex and connected spatial, social, and environmental patterns that shape the lives and landscapes of our world. Through our courses, you’ll gain in-demand skills: critical analysis, communication, a global perspective, spatial thinking, and an understanding of human-environment dynamics. Come check out Geography and find your place in the world.

The Department of Geography at the University of Nevada, Reno offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees as well as minors in Geography, Geotechnologies, and Climate Change. We also offer an undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Sciences.

Geography undergraduate degrees, minors and certificate

Tailor your degree to your interests

Locate geography courses by area of focus and determine which topics align best with your personal and academic goals.

Questions about undergraduate geography programs?

Students are encouraged to meet with a member of the Advising team to help them tailor their Bachelor's degree program. Contact your academic advisor for more information about pursuing and completing your degree in geography.