Global and Regional Studies in Geography | Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

Post-Baccalaureate Certificates

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, Environment, and Sustainability.

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

Required Core Courses (15 hours)

  • GES 604 — Political Geography
  • GES 633 — Regional Economic Development
  • GES 605 — Regional Planning
  • GES 634 — Advanced Topics in European Geography
  • GES 635 — Geography of Asia

Elective Courses (3 hours)

  • GES 651 — Seminar in Regional Geography
  • HIS 575  — Modern Russian History: Selected Topics