Sep 25, 2023  
2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, Emphasis in Water, Climate, and Ecosystems, B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 22061) (SIMS Code: 112988)

Impacted Program

The Geography major and Emphases are impacted programs. To be admitted to the Geography major or an Emphasis, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Emphasis in Water, Climate, and Ecosystems

Students selecting this emphasis are not required to complete a minor in another department.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


A minimum of 41 upper division units in geography to include:

Student Assessment


Eighteen units, with at least three units from each of the following groups:


Twenty-one units of core courses listed above in group (d) Physical Geography, if not already taken. Internship, senior thesis, special study, special topics, or study abroad, as well as up to three units from specific courses in biology, civil engineering, and geological sciences may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate and preapproved by the undergraduate adviser.

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