Department of Geography

Global and Regional Studies in Geography

This certificate requires courses focusing on the contemporary political economy of countries in various global regions from East Asia to Europe. The program emphasizes knowledge and skills needed to prepare students to work in positions in government, international business, and other global organizations. Students will combine courses in political and economic geography with course focusing on two world regions.

Applicants need a baccalaureate degree in geography, political science, International and Global Studies, a language concentration or history. No admissions test is required. Exceptions must be by permission of the Department of Geography.

For more information you may contact Dr. Corey Johnson at 336.334.3919 or e-mail corey_johnson@uncg.edu

Required Core Courses (15 hours)

  • GEO 504 — Political Geography
  • GEO 533 — Regional Economic Development
  • GEO 602 — Regional Planning
  • GEO 633 — Advanced Topics in European Geography
  • GEO 635 — Geography of Asia

Elective Courses (3 hours)

  • GEO 560 — Seminar in Regional Geography
  • HIS 508  — Latin American and Caribbean: Selected Topics
  • HIS 534  — Modern Germany: Selected Topics
  • HIS 564  — Modern Britain: Selected Topics
  • HIS 575  — Modern Russian History: Selected Topics
  • PSC 610 — Public Policy Analysis