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Undergraduate Programs

As a geography major at Texas State, you can choose a program of study through which you can earn a bachelor of arts degree or a bachelor of science degree.  Your choice should depend on your academic interests and career goals.

Bachelor of Arts

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree is designed to improve students' understanding of the world in which they live. It is also tailored to improve the analytical skills necessary to interpret real-world problems in the cultural and physical environment. The degree prepares students for employment in business, government, planning, foreign service, mapping, industrial location, marketing research, resource evaluation, environmental analysis, transportation, and other fields.

The major for the Bachelor of Arts is Human Geography.

Bachelor of Science                                 

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree is designed to emphasize the physical science elements of geographical study. The degree prepares students for employment in business, government, applied climatology and meteorology, resource evaluation, environmental analysis, and areas where an understanding of the complex relationships between nature and society is required.

The majors for the Bachelor of Science are:
Geographic Information Science
Geography Natural Resource and Environmental Studies
Geography Urban and Regional Planning
Geography Water Resources
Physical Geography


Environmental Studies
Geographic Information Science
Geography Minor
Geology Minor
Nature and Heritage Tourism

General Education core curriculum

General Education core curriculum