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 Science 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