2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Geography, BS

The BS with a major in geography requires 42 semester hours plus associated requirements of six hours. No grade lower than 'C-' can be applied to the major. A minor is not required.

Requirements

Associated Requirements – 6 hours:

Pick one of the following:

COSC 10403Introduction to Programming

3

GEOG 30323Data Analysis and Visualization

3

Pick one of the following:
MATH 10043Elementary Statistics

3

INSC 20153Statistical Analysis

3

Foundations – 15 hours

Part I. The following twelve hours of required introductory courses:
GEOG 10003World Regional Geography

3

GEOG 20013Human Geography

3

GEOL 10113Understanding the Earth

3

GEOG 30313Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

Part II. A minimum of three hours of the following GIS courses:
GEOG 40313Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3

GEOG 40323Urban and Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems

3

Geography

A minimum of twelve hours of other upper-division geography courses, including but not limited to:

GEOG 30503Topics in Regional Geography

3

GEOG 30513Geography of the United States

3

GEOG 30523Geography of Latin America

3

GEOG 30533Geography of Western Europe

3

GEOG 30703Topics in Systematic Geography

3

GEOG 30723Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 30733Geography of Religion

3

GEOG 30753Population Geography

3

GEOG 30763Economic Geography

3

Specialization

A minimum of nine hours of electives selected from the two following groups. Students must take at least one course from Group A and Group B. Some of these courses have prerequisites that are not part of the Geography BS. If required, permission for the course must be obtained from the instructor.

Group A – Urban – Social Focus

GEOG 30743Applied Geography

3

GEOG 30713Urban Geography

3

GEOG 40323Urban and Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems

3

ANTH 30623Urban Anthropology

3

CRJU 30703Crime Mapping

3

ECON 40463

HIST 30803U.S. Urban History

3

HIST 30813Oral History Field Research Seminar

3

POSC 31623Urban Politics

3

Group B – Earth and Environmental Sciences

GEOL 30113Weather and Climate

3

GEOL 30363Introduction to Geospatial Technology

3

GEOL 40393Soils in the Environment

3

GEOL 40493Geomorphology

3

GEOL 50493Physical Hydrology

3

GEOL 50863Spatial Analysis

3

ENSC 40503Environmental Methods and Statistics

3

ENSC 50763Groundwater Hydrology

3

BIOL 30403Ecology and the Environment

3

BIOL 40313Biogeography

3

Electives

6 hours selected from any of the upper-division courses listed in the BS degree plan, including but not limited to all upper-division geography courses.