Honors in Geography

The follow policy regarding Honors in Geography was recently adopted by the Department faculty and does not yet appear in the University Bulletin.

Students who wish to pursue Honors in Geography should consult with Prof. Mark Reisinger.

  • The student must be an undergraduate geography major with a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and 3.3 GPA in geography.
  • The student must submit a report based on a project that is completed during their last year.
  • This project could be based on any one of the following
    1. an original research topic;
    2. an extension of an internship; or
    3. an extension of a previous class project.
  • The project must be completed under the direction of a faculty advisor and must be approved by at least two other faculty members in the Geography Department.
  • Designation of honors will depend on creativity, technical analytical soundness, and the overall quality of the final product.

High Honors in Geography

  • The student must be an undergraduate geography major with a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and 3.5 GPA in geography.
  • Student must write an Honors Thesis to be completed in the last semester of his/her undergraduate studies.
  • Must register for GEOG 499.
  • The thesis must be completed under the direction of a faculty advisor and must be approved by at least two other faculty members in the Geography Department.
  • Thesis must represent original research on a geographic theme and/or technique.
  • Thesis must be completed two weeks prior to the end of the semester in which student plans to graduate.
  • Inability to complete the work will result in a grade for GEOG 499 but no honors recognition.
  • Designation of honors will depend on creativity, technical analytical soundness, and the overall quality of the final product.
  • Student will formally present thesis to the faculty committee.
  • Thesis must be bound for department library.

Highest Honors in Geography

  • The student must be an undergraduate geography major with a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA and 3.8 GPA in geography.
  • Student must write an Honors Thesis to be completed in the last semester of his/her undergraduate studies.
  • Must register for GEOG 499.
  • The thesis must be completed under the direction of a faculty advisor and must be approved by at least two other faculty members in the Geography Department.
  • Thesis must represent original research on a geographic theme and/or technique.
  • Thesis must be completed two weeks prior to the end of the semester in which student plans to graduate.
  • Inability to complete the work will result in a grade for GEOG 499 but no honors recognition.
  • Designation of honors will depend on creativity, technical analytical soundness, and the overall quality of the final product.
  • Student will formally present thesis to the faculty committee.
  • Thesis must be bound for department library.

Last Updated: 5/28/15