Physical geography focuses on biological, atmospheric, climatological, and landform (water, wind) processes the natural features of the earth’s surface resulting from these.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

Geography is the study of the interactions between people and places, local and global processes, and social and biophysical systems.  It is an integrative discipline in which scholars endeavor to understand the role of humans in producing the social and biophysical worlds in which they live. Geographic knowledge can be applied to explain cultural and political conflicts, environmental policies and practices, human landscapes, and economic well-being.  Modern geographical analysis typically involves cartographic and geospatial techniques (GIS) and both qualitative and quantitative methods.

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Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Accreditation

The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

Total semester hours required: 120

This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

Details

  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
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There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.

Coursework

3000/4000 level hours from any GEOG - 12 credits

Minor and/or electives 22-33

Downloads

Georgina DeWeese, Ph.D.

Georgina DeWeese, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography

Callaway Building Annex 250
Jung Eun (Jessie) Hong, Ph.D.

Jung Eun (Jessie) Hong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Geography

Callaway Science Building 118
Andrew Ivester, Ph.D.

Andrew Ivester, Ph.D.

Part-Time Instructor of Geography

Callaway Building Annex G-54
Shea Rose, Ph.D.

Shea Rose, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography

Callaway Building Annex G-55
Jeong Seong, Ph.D.

Jeong Seong, Ph.D.

Professor of Geography

Callaway Science Building 161

Guidelines for Admittance

Specific requirements are associated with the following areas:Freshman   Adult Learners   Transfer   International   Home School   Joint / Dual Enrollment   Transient    Auditor    Post-Baccalaureate Non-Degree Seeking   Readmission

Application Deadlines

Undergraduate Priority Deadlines

Fall Semester - June 1
Spring Semester - November 15
Summer Semester - May 15

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  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of relationships between social and environmental phenomena and processes
  • Demonstrate fundamental awareness of geographic dimensions, phenomena, and processes
  • Demonstrate competence in geographic analyses, geographic information systems, and geographic visualization
  • Demonstrate understanding of the patterns and processes of physical environment
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct and present an argument based on evidence
  • Demonstrate competence in physical data measurement, handling, and processing