Geography, ABM

The Accelerated Bachelors/Masters of Geography degree program provides an opportunity for highly-motivated students to gain an in-depth understanding of materials related to geography beyond that of typical bachelor's level graduates and make them more competitive for the employment of graduate studies. The accelerated degree program also allows an opportunity for students involved in undergraduate research to build upon those efforts and develop them into a master's thesis. In addition, the ABM program in Geography allows students to complete both a bachelor's and master's degree in five calendar years by allowing undergraduates to enroll in graduate level classes during their senior year. Application and Matriculation requirements apply to interested students. Please see the Department of Geology and Geography website for additional information:

Senior Year for Students in Accelerated Degree Program

The courses indicated in boldface type would be used by students enrolled in the Accelerated Master's program to meet nine undergraduate hours in Geography Electives during their senior year and nine graduate credit hours (including two courses required of all MS Geography students and a graduate Geography Elective) during their first year of the graduate program. All courses at the 6000-level are also offered at the 5OOO-level; however, those at the graduate level have additional requirements and higher expectations.

GEOG 5820/6820 Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing4GEOG 6XXX: GEOG Elective* 
GEOG 6700 Quant Meth & Spatial Analysis3GEOG 6800 Geographic Thought3
GEOG Elective3Elective8
 16 11
Total Hours: 27

Accelerated Master of Science in Geography Curriculum Model

First Year
GEOG 6700 Quant Meth & Spatial Analysis3GEOG 6XXX: GEOG Elective*3
 GEOG 6800 Geographic Thought3
 3 6
Second Year
GEOG Elective6GEOG Elective3
GEOG Elective or approval external elective3GEOG Elective or approved external elective3
GEOG 7990 M.S. Research and Thesis3GEOG 7990 M.S. Research and Thesis3
 12 9
Total Hours: 30

The M.S. degree in Geography only has two required courses (GEOG 6700 and GEOG 6800) with the remainder of the coursework comprised of 18 graduate-level credit hours (12 of which must come from Geography). Students also complete 6 credit hours of research and thesis.