Undergraduate Overview

The University of Arizona's School of Geography, Development & Environment ranks as one of the best programs in the country, awarding more undergraduate degrees than any other school in the country.

We look forward to having you join our community!

Undergraduate Majors

At the School of Geography, we offer five undergraduate degrees:

B.A. in Environmental Studies
This major is interdisciplinary and focuses on a social science and policy approach to understanding and addressing key environmental challenges today. The flexibility of this degree allows students to focus on areas and issues of interest to them.

B.S. in Urban & Regional Development
This major studies the links between urban and regional growth, sustainability, the location of economic activity, land development, and real estate.

B.S. in Geography
This is an interdisciplinary major that connects science to understanding the impacts of changes on natural and human-dominated landscapes. Students can take tracks in Physical Geography, Geographic Information Science, and Water, Land & Society.

B.A. in Geography
This major studies the relationships between people and the places they live. Students explore the cultural, social, political, and economic processes that shape places, environments and our lives.

B.S. in Geographic Information Science Technology (online)
This major focuses on developing the skills which integrate science, technology, and innovation with geospatial technologies.

Undergraduate Minors

The School of Geography, Development & Environment offers minors in the following areas:

  • Environmental Studies
  • Geography
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Geographic Information Science Technology (fully online)
  • Urban & Regional Development

We also work with students  to create thematic minors according to their interests.

See Undergraduate Minors for more information.