Oct 21, 2021  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Geography, BA Major in


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Professor Saff, Adviser

Students who major in Geography must select a focus either in Geography Option or Geography with a Option in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students who choose the 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 courses that will allow them to use GIS skills and techniques in their chosen profession. 

Geography Option Program Requirements


A minimum of 30 semester hours in geography courses. 12 of the s.h. in geography courses must come from 100-level courses.

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.

Geographic Information System (GIS ) Option Program Requirements


A geographic information system (GIS) is a sub-field of geography that lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. GIS is a technological field that incorporates geographical features with tabular data in order to map, analyze, and assess real-world problems. GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in geographic space. Once we understand, we can recommend action.

For students with an interest in careers that require a knowledge of GIS, the GIS option provides a geographic foundation, supplemented by focused training in GIS techniques, methods and theories.

Program Requirements: A minimum of 30 semester hours. 12 of the s.h. must come from 100-level courses.

3) Depending on subject matter, the courses below can be counted toward the electives:


4) Up to 6 s.h. chosen from the following courses may be included in the 6 s.h. of electives:


5) Grade requirement


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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