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Department of Geography and Regional Development
The University of Arizona
Harvill Building, 409
PO Box 210076
Tucson, AZ 85721-0076
Phone: (520) 621-1652
Fax: (520) 621-2889
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Degrees, Majors, Minors, Options and Certificates:

Baccalaureate Degrees

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Graduate Degrees -- consult the Graduate Catalog or the department office for details.

  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Graduate Certificates -- consult the Graduate Catalog or the college office for details.

  • Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate
  • Water Policy Graduate Certificate

Majors and Degrees

Undergraduate Minors


The Department of Geography and Regional Development is in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Curricula in geography and regional development are designed to contribute to general education; to provide a solid substantive and methodological grounding in geography for those who plan to teach or pursue graduate work in the field; and to provide preparation for those persons desiring professional training and/or careers in such fields as urban and regional planning, land development, resource management, environmental policy-making, foreign service, and cartography and remote sensing.

The Major in Geography:

Students complete a common set of core courses.  To complete the remainder of their program, students may design their own concentrations or may select one of four structured concentrations.  For more information about possible concentrations, contact the Geography advisor.

The Major in Regional Development:

Students complete a common program.  A supporting minor in economics, finance, real estate, marketing, or general business is recommended.

Interdisciplinary Studies Majors:

Interdisciplinary studies majors may elect a geography or regional development concentration; students may also minor in geography or regional development.

For more information contact the department office listed above.

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