These requirements are from an excerpt from the University Academic Catalog, which outlines the requirements for a student to earn the distinction of being a Castleton University graduate. The complete catalog is available online.
Geography is concerned with understanding the Earth as home to humans. Geographers attempt to describe spatial patterns (what phenomena are located on the Earth's surface, and where they are located) and to analyze those patterns (why those phenomena are located where they are, and how they are related to each other). In so doing, they typically address one or more of the following themes: location, place, region, movement, and human-environment interactions.
Upon completion of the Geography major, students will be able to:
To major in Geography, the student and the coordinator of Geography (who becomes the student's academic advisor) initiate a written Social Science Major-by-Contract with the following stipulations:
The written contract will state how the student is to complete a minimum of 48 credits to be distributed as follows:
Cross-listed courses may be used to fulfill these requirements, but the same course cannot be used to fulfill both the principal and the secondary disciplines requirements. Courses used to satisfy the above requirements may also be used to satisfy the general education requirements.
This major participates in the 3+2 program with Vermont Law School, in which highly-focused students can earn a Bachelor's degree in just three years at CU and a Juris Doctor (JD) degree in just two years at VLS.
For details, see the Law Degree page.