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 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 (Teacher Certification in Social Studies, Grades 7-12: History Minor and Political Science Third Field
Geography (Teacher Certification in Social Studies, Grades 7-12: Political Science Minor and History Third Field
Resource and Environmental Studies
Urban and Regional Planning
Our certificate programs are primarily for students of Texas State University who are concurrently pursuing a degree. Earning a certificate shows that a student has completed a certain number of hours of course work in one of the four certificate areas of focus. Our programs are not certification programs; students receive a certificate after completing all of the requirements to show that they have fulfilled the certificate requirements. Persons pursuing a certificate must attend courses at our San Marcos campus.
A bachelor's degree must be conferred before a certificate can be awarded. If you already have a bachelor's degree, you will need to apply as a non-degree seeking student through the Graduate College. You can find information for applying as a non-degree seeking student through the Graduate College at this web site: http://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/programs/non-degree.html
The certificates offered are: