Departmental Honors
  • Departmental Honors

    The Geography Honors Program is designed for our major students who are interested in completing a two-quarter research project with a final thesis paper.

    To enter the Honors Program, a student must have at least a 3.5 GPA in the Major and a 3.0 overall GPA. Students must enroll in Geography 198A and 198B in two consecutive quarters and earn grades of A- or better. Students may choose to work with one or two faculty sponsors, and will be awarded honors or highest honors based on the evaluation of the faculty sponsor(s).

    To enroll, students must create a 198A contract in the first quarter and 198B contract in the second quarter of research via MyUCLA page. Contracts must be signed by your Faculty Advisor and submitted to the Geography Counseling Office, 1255 Bunche Hall, before Friday or Week 2.

    Independent Research Classes

    Students can also take Geography 199, a one-quarter research project under the guidance of the faculty member in Geography. Most students taking an Independent Research Class (Geog 199) assist on the mentor's current project. Students may also pursue an area of their own interest, with the guidance and supervision of the faculty member.

    To enroll, students must create a Geography 199 contract via MyUCLA page. Contracts must be signed by your Faculty Advisor and submitted to the Geography Counseling Office, 1255 Bunche Hall, before Friday or Week 2.

    Student Research Program (SRP)

    UCLA's entry-level Student Research Program (SRP Geography 99) helps students obtain research skills, define your academic interests and objectives, and become part of the larger university research community. Participation suited to lower-division and first quarter transfer students, SRP allows students to participate in research or engage in scholarly or creative efforts under the direction of a faculty mentor early in their academic career. After completing SRP, many undergraduates seek greater engagement in research and creative activity, and eventually complete independent study or honors thesis courses.

    For more information, visit the Undergraduate Research Center (URC).