Do you take a big picture approach when analyzing a situation? Are you interested in finding sustainable solutions to societyís most pressing issues? Pursuing a bachelorís degree in Geography at the University of North Texas might be for you.
Geographers solve complex environmental problems associated with population growth, urban sprawl, climate change, natural disasters and public health. Likewise, geographic expertise is highly marketable and offers an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market.
Careers in geography include:
Our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degree programs not only give you the skills and knowledge to make a difference but also to succeed in a dynamic world.
We offer a hands-on approach to completing necessary course work. This allows you to immediately apply classroom learning to ongoing research projects and field work conducted within the Department of Geography.
You can pursue degree concentrations in earth science, regional science or archeology (B.S. degree only). Course work focuses on:
You can also earn credit through an approved internship or as part of a specialized course taught at one of our international field schools (British Isles, Ghana and Mexico). A minor in archeology or geology and certification in geographic information systems are available.
Our faculty members are renowned scientists and scholars who work in Texas and surrounding areas and also conduct international research in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Their cutting-edge research focuses on:
You can meet other Geography majors by participating in our Geography Club or the student chapter of the Gamma Theta Upsilon international honor society.
Both degree programs have many of the same requirements, which include 39 semester hours of course work. However, the B.S. degree will allow you to fulfill the College of Arts and Sciencesí foreign language requirement by enrolling in additional computer science, mathematics and physical science courses.
Our Career Center and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center can provide advice about internships, future employment opportunities and getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit http://www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. More than 3,500 students transfer to UNT each year. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.