Requirements for the B.S. in Geography

The B.S. in Geography degree requires 31 credits in 2000-level or higher geography courses and 12 credits of related course work taken in other departments. Geography B.S. majors complete a basic core of courses before beginning advanced work.

Suggested Courses Prior to the B.S. major:

Geography B.S. Major Requirements:

B.S. majors complete a basic core of three courses:

  • GEOG 2100 - Economic Geography OR GEOG 2200 - Introduction to Human Geography
  • GEOG 2300 - Introduction to Physical Geography
  • GEOG 2500 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

B.S. majors must take 21 additional credits in Geography, including at least four courses from either “methods” courses OR at least four courses from “physical” courses, in addition to one “W” course, in consultation with their departmental advisor.

Methods Courses:
  • GEOG 2410 - New Digital Worlds of Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 2505 - Applications of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 2510 - Visualizing Geographic Data
  • GEOG 3420 - Medical and Health Care Geography
  • GEOG 3500Q - Geographic Data Analysis
  • GEOG 3505 - Remote Sensing of Marine Geography
  • GEOG 3510 - Cartographic Techniques
  • GEOG 4230 -GIS and Remote Sensing for Geoscience Applications
  • GEOG 4515 - Web GIS
Physical Courses:
  • GEOG 2310 - National Parks Unearthed: Geology and Landscapes through Time
  • GEOG 3310 - Fluvial Geomorphology
  • GEOG 3400 - Climate and Weather
  • GEOG 3410 - Human Modifications of Natural Environments
  • GEOG 3420 - Field Methods in Physical Geography
  • GEOG 3505 - Remote Sensing of Marine Geography
  • GEOG 4230 -GIS and Remote Sensing for Geoscience Applications
  • GEOG 4300 - Advanced Physical Geography

B.S. majors must take one “W” course, in consultation with their departmental advisor.

An internship program provides seniors an opportunity to apply their geographic training in state and local government and in private industry and may be included as part of any qualified undergraduate's major program.

updated:  11-19-2018