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B.S. in Geography with a GIS 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 CAPPED 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.

All courses are taught within a 4-semester cycle. There are a few that are taught only ONCE in 4 semesters, these are the courses that must be planned for. It is in your best interest to visit with your advisor to determine a 4-semester (if not 4-year ) course plan.

Freshman

  • GEOG 1400 World Regional Geography (recommended)
  • GEOG 2100 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 2200 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 2300 Economic 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 Courses (select 4) [At least one regional course is taught each semester]
    • 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
  • Continue Cognate Field Electives

Junior

  • GEOG 3125 Weather and Climate
  • GEOG 3226 CARTOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 3630 Conservation Biology
  • GEOG 38XX Any Remaining Regional Geography Course
  • Continue Human Geography Electives
  • Complete Cognate Field Electives

Senior

  • GEOG 4120 Urban Geography
  • GEOG 4130 Biogeography
  • GEOG 4140 Landscape Ecology
  • GEOG 4190 QUALITATIVE METHODS
  • GEOG 4210 History and Development of Geographic Thought
  • GEOG 4265 SPATIAL ANALYSIS
  • GEOG 4275 ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • Complete Human Geography Electives
  • Capstone Project or Internship