The FSU Geography Department offers the programs listed below. Click on the appropriate navigation links for details about program requirements.
Geography majors must concentrate in a specialization within the major. The Geography Department offers four concentrations designed to prepare a student for a career or further study in geography:
Selection of a concentration should be made as early as possible in consultation with an advisor. Students are also strongly encouraged to develop foreign language and computer skills. Geography majors may complete an approved minor through a combination of five (5) related elective courses and/or free electives. This is to be done in consultation with the student's advisor. Note: Regional geography courses other than GEOG 110 World Regional Geography are strongly recommended as related courses or free electives.
MAJORS COMBINED WITH AN EDUCATION MAJOR OR MINOR
- Geography Major with Coordinate Major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
- Interdisciplinary Major with Specialization in Geography & Earth Science, with Coordinate Major in Early Childhood or Elementary Education
- Earth Science Concentration with Middle School Education Minor
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR
The Environmental Science major is offered in conjunction with the Biology Department. This major is an interdisciplinary program that combines aspects of biology, chemistry, geography, history, and political science. Students who complete this program will be able to use a multidisciplinary approach to address environmental issues and be able to communicate effectively with both scientists and the general public.
The Minor in Geography may be elected by non-Geography majors when Geography course work would complement the major program. The Department also co-sponsors, with the History and World Language Departments, an interdisciplinary Latin American Studies Minor.