Feb 23, 2024
Honors in Human Geography
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (Faculty of Science) offers the following options in Human Geography: Honors, Combined Honors, BA major, BA minor, and an Arts minor for the BSc General Program.
Students planning to proceed to graduate programs in Geography or professional programs in Planning should consult the BA program Advisors in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences regarding their choice of minor.
Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors for admission requirements.
See Bachelor of Arts Honors for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.
In previous Calendars, the course designation of HGP was used for HGEO and PLAN courses. HGP courses can be used in place of HGEO or PLAN courses provided they have the same course numbers. For example, HGP 381 can be used in place of either HGEO 381 or PLAN 381. Similarly, HGEO or PLAN courses of the same number can be used in place of HGP courses for those following earlier versions of the Calendar
Honors in Human Geography requires a minimum of 48 units and a maximum of 54 units at the senior level in HGEO, EAS 221, and approved cross-listed courses.
The following must be included:
Approved cross listed courses:
See Bachelor of Arts (BA) (5) for Faculty of Arts regulations pertaining to cross-listed courses.
Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in HGEO and approved cross-listed courses.
Graduation with Honors in Human Geography requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in senior level HGEO and approved cross-listed courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 in all senior level HGEO and approved cross-listed courses and an average of at least 3.5 on all courses in the final year (last 30 units).
Combined Honors in Human Geography
Students may pursue a Combined Honors program in Human Geography and another discipline.
The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (refer to Bachelor of Arts Honors).
A Combined Honors degree in Human Geography and another discipline requires a minimum of 36 units at the senior level in HGEO and approved cross-listed courses and a minimum of 36 units in the other discipline.
With the permission of the Honors Advisors, students pursuing Combined Honors in Human Geography may write an honors research project that is supervised jointly by both disciplines and in which the content integrates both disciplines. Students will register in INT D 520 (6 units) instead of HGEO 496.
The following courses must be included:
Promotion and Graduation Requirements
In a Combined Honors program, students are required to meet the promotion and graduation standards of each discipline. See Honors in Human Geography.