Stephen F. Austin State University - Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology

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The geography program includes an introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques in the curriculum. GIS is an emerging field becoming a basic competency for many career paths. Topics include building databases, thematic map analysis, spatial data manipulation, and GIS application development. GIS provides a research tool set for geographic application to solving society's problems.

Geography Majors (30 credits) and Minors (18 credits)

Students with a major in geographymay choose either the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of SciĀ­ence degree. A major in geography requires 30 credits.

  • GEO 130: Physical Geography (3 credits)
  • GEO 131: World Regional Geography (3 credits)
  • GEO 230: Cultural Geography (3 credits)
  • One of the following geographic techniques courses (3 credits):
  • GEO 220: Introduction to G.I.S. or
  • GEO 315: Cartography or
  • GEO 320: G.I.S. Social Applications or
  • GEO 410: Remote Sensing
  • Additional upper-level geography courses (18 credits)

A minor in geography requires 18 credits: GEO 130, 131, 230; GEO 220 or 315 or 320 or 410; and 6 additional credits in geography, all of which must be advanced. (If GEO 220 is used for the minor, then 9 rather than 6 additional credits in geography are required, all of which must be advanced.)

Source: Department Website July 2015

Additional Info

  • Department Name: Department of Anthropology, Geography and Sociology
  • Disciplines and Research Areas: Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Physical Geography, Remote Sensing, Cartography
  • Degrees: BA, BS
  • State: Texas
  • City: Nacogdoches
  • Phone: (936) 468-4405