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Geography. B.S. major

Required Credits: 54
Required GPA: 2.25

I REQUIRED CORE COURSES

COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

II GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM EMPHASIS

REQUIRED GIS COURSES
COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY ELECTIVE
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY ELECTIVE
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY ELECTIVES
SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

COGNATE FIELD ELECTIVES
SELECT 2 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

III CAPSTONE PROJECT

SELECT 1 OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

SUGGESTED SEMESTER SCHEDULE FOR GEOGRAPHY MAJORS, B.S. (GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS EMPHASIS)
The following is a list of Geography Major courses arranged by year. This suggested schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion. Course names that are CAPITALIZED are required core courses. Some courses or course sequences may appear more than once. Geography majors and minors are strongly encouraged to meet with advisors in the Geography program prior to selecting courses as all courses are not offered each year. Given that the study of Geography is inherently interdisciplinary, all Geography students in this major are required to take courses outside of the Geography Curriculum. The 6 credits of Cognate electives include courses in Computer Science, Business Administration, and Technology and may be selected in any year, provided all prerequisites for those specific courses are met.

Freshman
•    GEOG 1400 World Regional Geography (recommended)
•    GEOG 2100 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
•    GEOG 2200 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
•    GEOG 2400 INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING
•    GEOG 3231 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
•    Liberal Education requirements

Sophomore
•    ENGL 3150 WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES
or ENGL 2150 TECHNICAL WRITING
•    STAT 2610 APPLIED STATISTICS
or BUAD 2231 BUSINESS STATISTICS
or PSY 3401 BASIC STATISTICS FOR RESEARCH
•    GEOG 3232 INTERMEDIATE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
•    GEOG 3255 INTRODUCTION TO REMOTE SENSING
•    Regional Geography Electives (select 1)
     GEOG 3410 Geography of North America
     GEOG 3800 Regional Geography
     GEOG 3810 Geography of Europe
     GEOG 3820 Geography of East, South, and Southeast Asia
     GEOG 3840 Geography of Africa
     GEOG 3850 Geography of the Middle East
     GEOG 3860 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean
•    Complete Liberal Education requirements

Junior
•    GEOG 3125 Weather and Climate
•    GEOG 3226 CARTOGRAPHY
•    GEOG 3630 Conservation Biology
•    GEOG 3XXX Any Remaining Regional Geography Course
•    Human Geography Electives (select 1)
     GEOG 2300 Economic Geography
     GEOG 3531 Political Geography
     GEOG 4120 Urban Geography
     GEOG 4210 The History and Development of Geographic Thought
•    Complete Cognate Field Electives

Senior
•    GEOG 4130 Biogeography
•    GEOG 4140 Landscape Ecology
•    GEOG 4190 QUALITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHIC RESEARCH
•    GEOG 4265 SPATIAL ANALYSIS
•    GEOG 4275 ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
•    Capstone Project or Internship