This program is offered through the College of Science. Students must earn a grade of 'C' or better in all Geography courses. Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:
|ENGL 313||Business Writing||3|
|or ENGL 317||Technical Writing|
and Physical Geography Lab
|GEOG 165||Human Geography||3|
|GEOG 200||World Regional Geography||3|
|GEOG 313||Global Climate Change||3|
|GEOG 385||GIS Primer||3|
|GEOG 390||Cartographic Design & Geovisualization||3|
|GEOG 493||Senior Capstone in Geography||3|
|STAT 251||Statistical Methods||3|
|Select one of the following:||3-4|
|Survey of Calculus|
|Select 3 credits from the following in human geography:||3|
|Introduction to Geopolitics|
|Global Economic Geography|
|Geography of Development|
|Population Dynamics and Distribution|
|Select 3 credits from the following in physical geography:||3|
|Tree Rings and Environmental Change|
|Climate Change Ecology|
|Select one course from the following in human-environment interactions:||3|
|Land, Resources, and Environment|
|Climate Change Mitigation|
|Societal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change|
|Geography of Energy Systems|
|Select 6 additional credits in Geography courses, for a total minimum number of 36 credits in Geography||6|
Courses to total 120 credits for this degree
Students interested in obtaining more depth in any of the departmental focus areas (Geographic Information Science (GIS), spatial analysis, physical science and the environment, regional/global development) are encouraged to discuss with their advisor recommended courses in Geography and other departments appropriate to those depth areas.
- The ability to write clearly and to verbally explain problems and issues in geographic science and related human and environmental topics in an effective manner and with supportive visual and statistical materials.
- The ability to understand empirical research reports and most methodology in the science of geography and related fields.
- The ability to use GIS to map and analyze spatial patterns and relationships in a wide variety of data types.
- The ability to use basic statistics and data analysis for constructing models of cause and effect.
- The ability to design research methods to both problem-solve and to provide sound analysis for addressing practical and policy related questions.