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  Nov 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Geography, BA Major in


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Professor Saff, Advisor

Students who major in Geography must choose between either a general BA in Geography or a BA in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students who choose the general Geography option are trained in all aspects of geography, including regional geography, and may also take classes in GIS. Students who choose the GIS option take courses in topical geography, and receive training in advanced GIS that will allow them to use GIS skills and techniques in their chosen profession.

General Geography Program Requirements - Total Semester Hours: 30


At least 12 of the s.h. must come from 100-level courses. A grade of C- or better is required for each course in the major requirements.

2) At least 6 s.h. from the following topical and methodology courses:


3) At least 6 s.h. from the following topical and/or regional electives:


4) Depending on subject matter, credit for the following courses may be counted toward either the topical or the regional courses.


5) The following courses:


Up to 9 s.h. chosen from the following courses may be included in the 30 s.h. toward the major in geography. An additional 3 s.h. of non-geography courses may be counted toward the major, with permission of the chairperson.

6) Grade requirement


A grade of C- or better is required in each course.

7) Residency requirement


At least 15 s.h. must be in residence.

Geography Specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Total Semester Hours: 30


Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a technical sub-field of geography. It answers spatial questions and solves geographical problems. A background in geography and GIS is valuable to many careers and real-world applications. Using geographical knowledge through GIS, we can better understand and act on a range of spatialized issues. The BA in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides a conceptual geographic foundation with focused training in GIS techniques, methods and theories, as well as related applications in other liberal arts and professional fields.

Completion of a minimum of 30 s.h. of course work is required as outlined below, consisting of:

12 s.h. of core required courses in GIS/geography courses; 3 s.h. in applied GIS elective courses;

6 s.h. of geography elective courses; 6 s.h. of electives, selected from the list of courses specified below.

At least 12 of the s.h must come from 100-level courses. A grade of C- or better is required for  each course in the major requirements.

4) Minimum of 6 s.h. of electives chosen from:


5) Depending on approved topic, up to 3 s.h. of internships can be counted toward category 2 or 3:


A grade of C- or better is required in each course.

6) Residency requirement


At least 15 s.h. must be in-residence.

Complete BA Requirements


BA Requirements  in HCLAS.

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