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Curricular competence

The Educational Program (EP) of the bachelor degree in Geography totally coincides with the objectives that, for the degree programs, are defined by the Art. 26 of the current Academic Statute, same that establishes: “The degree has the objective to provide to the student scientific, technological, humanistic and artistic elements within an specific area of knowledge, and an ethical and cultural formation that readies the student to provide professional services in benefit of the society.”



CIEES Quality Recognition

It is a newly created EP, hence, it does not have a first cohort.

COPES Quality Recognition

It is a newly created EP, hence, it does not have a first cohort.

Collegiate Organ date of approval
  • Approval date by the H. Divisional Council of Engineering: December 02, 2016
  • Approval date by the H. Divisional Council of Social Sciences and Humanities: March 07, 2017
  • Approval date by the H. University Council of Campus Guanajuato: July 28, 2017
Start of operations

It is scheduled to begin operations in the semester Jan-June 2018.

Entry period

Annually. However, since it will be open for the first time in 2018, that year will have two entry periods, one on the semester Jan-Jun 2018 and the other in the semester Aug-Dec 2018, then it will be annually.

Admission process
  • STEP A.Register online, please visit:
  • STEP B.Registry and validation of the certificate. Consult the Coordination of Registry and Scholar Control.
  • STEP C.Selection criteria for new students:
    • EXHCOBA Exam (, 50%.
    • Interview with a professor of the Admission Committee, 50%.
  • STEP D.Cover the academic and administrative requirements of issuing admission certificates.
Entry requirements
  1. A scan of the birth certificate, legible, with seal and original signature of the Civil Registry Office. In of being foreign, please present the FM3.
  2. A scan of the CURP
  3. A scan of the original high school degree with a sealed or perforated photography, with the registry number, grades and GPA or the total number of subjects with grades. If the high school certificates are from another state, they must be duly legalized by the State Government of origin, except if it is com the National Education System, National Polytechnic Institute or UNAM.
  4. A scan of a “child-sized”, color or black and white photograph in matte paper (photo taken in a study, clear face)
  5. Accredit the admission evaluation (exam and interview).
  6. Blood type verified by accredited Health Institution.
  7. Proof of payment of the enrollment fee.
  8. Present the enrollment form.
  9. Present the study project.
Enrollment profile

The applicant to enter the bachelor degree in Geography, must have high school studies.

The applicant must show interest to study and address the social, economic and environmental processes in all geographic scales.

At the same time, should have the following:

  • Knowledge:Notions of geography and mathematics (descriptive statistics and algebra), reading and comprehension of a scientific divulgation text in English.
  • Skills:Appropriate handling of the oral and written language including reasoning capability, willingness for self-learning, skill to reflect and argument, judge, auto-criticism, initiative, curiosity to gather information, capability of synthesis, observation, perception and create graphics and location maps, skills to read maps, approach to new technologies such as Google Maps or Google Earth.
  • Attitudes:Willingness for participative learning, solidary and responsible attitude that allows team work, willingness to travel and know the local and regional landscapes, taste for activities in the open, curiosity to explore, participation and respect for team work, willingness for field work and interact with the social actors both horizontally and vertically, interest to cultivate and promote an environmental awareness, respect for cultural, social and ethnic and biological diversity, reading habits and interest for the multidisciplinary scientific work.
  • Values:Be honest, solidary, generous, equal and respectful of the dignity and human rights, with a high sense of responsibility and social-environmental commitment, probity.
Graduate profile

The graduate from the bachelor degree in Geography will have the theoretical, methodological and instrumental knowledge that will allow her/him to diagnose the interactions produced between nature and society. At the same time, will the graduate will be able to identify the transformations of territory due to social groups. Hence, the knowledge acquired will allow to deepen in the geographic, physical and social realities in different scales. The axis of work for the future graduate of this educational program will be the analysis, evaluation and interpretation of the conditions of the processes originated in a territory, such as formulating restoration options or transformation that will benefit sustainably both society and environment.

The geographer will be formed with the theoretical fundaments and the tools that will allow them to favor planning of a territory to contribute with the social groups in risk prevention tasks. Among the geographer’s tasks, she/he has present alternatives to raise the quality of life of the population with the purpose to eradicate poverty, social margination and environment decay. At the same time, will have the capabilities to retake or propose forms of organization, management and evaluation of the territorial spaces, propitiating the efficiency among the social groups in the natural heritage and the public or private institutions. With these actions, she/he will contribute on constructing social justice principles to contribute in the solidary and equal development, such as encouraging the respect for human rights and revert the environment decay.

Requirements to graduate

As for the requirements to graduate and according with the established in the Art. 62 of the current Academic Statute, these should be met:

  1. Complete the respective Syllabus, which for this case: course and pass a total of 49 learning units corresponding to the program, 39 are mandatory and grant a total of 163 credits. The student must also obtain 16 credits by coursing and approving a minimum of 4 optional disciplinary learning units and 24 credits from a minimum of 6 optional deepening learning units. The credits that msut be obtained from the formative activities are 16, and the total credits the student must obtain from complementary activities are 16 and 7 credits from professional practice. In total, the student must acquire 235 credits.
  2. Cover any of the proven modalities for the syllabus, where every modality has its own application requirements:
    1. Thesis
    2. Professional exercise
    3. Academic excellence
    4. Publication of an article in a science magazine as co-author
  3. Complete the Professional Social Service according the Art. 101 of the Academic Statute.
  4. Cover the administrative requirements established by the syllabus such as: Total certificate of studies.

The EP for the bachelor degree in Geography has a total of 235 credits.


  • First enrollment
  • Cartography
  • Climatology
  • Introduction to Terrestrial Systems
  • History of the Geographical thinking
  • Geography of the world and Mexico
  • Specialized writing and communication
  • Formative activities I
  • Complementary activities I
  • Second enrollment
  • Cartography workshop
  • Inferential and descriptive statistic
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • Cities, spaces and policies
  • Biogeography
  • Research methods in social sciences
  • Formative activities II
  • Complementary activities II
  • Third enrollment
  • Geographic information systems
  • Society, territory and environment
  • Geo-statistics
  • Geomorphology
  • Geography of the world’s population and Mexico
  • Camping for Social-Environmental Diagnose and Landscape
  • Formative activities III
  • Complementary activities III
  • Fourth enrollment
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Hydrology
  • Historical geography
  • Geography of the Minorities and Vulnerable groups
  • Heritage and participative development
  • Geography of tourism
  • Disciplinary optional I
  • Formative activities IV
  • Complementary activities IV
  • Fifth enrollment
  • Spatial modeling
  • Geopolitics of the Natural Resources
  • Geography of the dangers, natural and anthropic risks
  • Disciplinary optional II
  • Disciplinary optional III
  • Deepening optional I
  • Formative activities V
  • Complementary activities V
  • Sixth enrollment
  • Geography of violence and conflicts
  • Geography of health
  • Economic geography
  • Research workshop: Field work
  • Reading workshop on geography subjects in a second language I
  • Disciplinary optional IV
  • Deepening optional II
  • Formative activities VI
  • Complementary activities VI
  • Seventh enrollment
  • Geo-prospective
  • Degree seminar I
  • Trans-Disciplinary Seminars: Study cases
  • Reading workshop on geography subjects in a second language II
  • Deepening optional III
  • Deepening optional IV
  • Deepening optional V
  • Formative activities VII
  • Complementary activities VII
  • Eighth enrollment
  • Degree seminar II
  • Ethic for the professional exercise
  • Reading workshop on geography subjects in a second language III
  • Formative activities VIII
  • Complementary activities VIII
  • Ninth enrollment
  • Professionalizing practice
  • Deepening optional VI
Offered in:

Campus Guanajuato, Division of Engineering (DI)
Venue Belén
Av. Juárez No. 77; Downtown; C.P. 36000; Guanajuato, Gto.
Phone: (473) 102 01 00
Campus website:
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Guanajuato, Gto., México

Tel: +52 (473)  732 00 06

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