Undergraduate Admissions

For admissions information, please select from one of the following programs:

More information about financial aid and scholarships.

Bachelor of Arts in Geography

New students applying to San Jose State University can select the Geography major during the applications for admission process found at the main admissions page. Any enrolled student who wishes to declare as a Geography Major, in pursuit of the Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree, must contact the Department of Urban and Regional Planning Undergraduate Advisor to schedule an appointment.

Students should refer to the SJSU Catalog for a full breakdown of the 120 total units required to graduate.

Undergraduate Honors

Department Honors are awarded on the transcript when an undergraduate geography major earns a ‘B’ or higher grade in a graduate geography course.

Undergraduate Minors

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning offers three undergraduate minors in GeographyGeographic Information Science (GIS), or Urban Studies. To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major (University Policy S16-4). 

If you are interested in applying for an undergraduate minor in Geography, GIS, or Urban Studies, please contact the Undergraduate Advisor to schedule an appointment.

Financial Aid and Scholarship Opportunities

SJSU students may apply for federal financial aid. For eligibility criteria and guidance on how to apply, see the SJSU Financial Aid and Scholarships Office (FASO). FASO also provides information about scholarships on campus and external to SJSU.