Geography is concerned with place and environment and the ongoing processes of change within and between social and physical systems. Geographers examine issues such as distribution and consumption of natural resources, air and water quality, climate changes and ecosystem dynamics, growth and development of urban areas, population dynamics, politics and practice of international development, social justice, and gender relations. Undergraduate studies in Geography are constituted in three tracks: Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Science (GIS), and Health and Society.
Review the responsibilities required to become and remain eligible for the 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.
- Complete the fourth level of a single world language as needed for Iowa's General Education Program.
- GEO 121 World Regional Geography
- MAT 157 Statistics
- Complete all requirements for the AA degree.
- When transferring to Iowa, present a cumulative transfer grade-point average (GPA) of at least 2.00 from all colleges attended.
- Complete the UI courses required for this major, as specified in the UI General Catalog.
- Complete at least half of the remaining semester hours needed for your major and degree during each of your two years at Iowa. (A total of 35 semester hours is required for the geoscience major and 120 semester hours for the BA degree.)
- At least 45-48 semester hours of work for the major. Credit required for the major depends on the student’s choice of track.
- Students must maintain a GPA of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major.
- Transfer students must earn a minimum of 15 semester hours for the major at the University of Iowa.
A current schedule of UI courses is available online via Iowa Student Information Services (MyUI).