Honors in Geographical Sciences

Honors in Geographical Sciences (GEOG396 and GEOG397) is a year-long, individualized academic research project.  Students develop a potential research topic under the guidance of a faculty advisor, culminating in a written and oral presentation of a research proposal.


Honors Requirements

  • At least 56 semester hours
  • A minimum overall grade point average of 3.2
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.5 in Geographical Sciences


Students enrolled in honors (GEOG396 and GEOG397) are required to present at the Undergraduate Research Symposium. For more information please click here.


Honors Program Application


Previous honors posters and students

  • Rachael Kroot: International Students in London: What are the Reasons that International Students Choose to go to London?  Once there, how do They View the Cultural Context of Student Life in London?
  • Robert Walker: Literature and Policy Review with Declining Fisheries in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed
  • Angela Fallon:  Effects of Natural Disasters on Humans and Environment
  • Andreas Moshogianis, Lauren Kaiser and Melissa Oguamanam:  Winter Cover Crop Project on the Chesapeake Bay
  • Meredith Strider:  Human Induced Environmental Change on Declining Amphibian Populations in Latin America
  • Sophie Tullier:  Latino Identity and Cultural Space at the University of Maryland
  • Ronald Albright:  Maritime Piracy:  A National Threat
  • Alex Moulden and Mike Humber:  World Wind Java Burned Area Product