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Geography: Major

Major in Geography (42-45 credits)

Required courses......................................17 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)

Required cognate courses............................7-8 credits
GEO241 Spatial Statistics (3) or MAT145 Statistics & Public Policy (3) or MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3) or PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4)
AND
Either of the following:
BIO340 Ecology (4) or GLG201 Physical Geology (3) and GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1)

Electives..........................................18-20 credits
Each major candidate is required to complete six (6) elective courses in geography, at least four (4) of which must be systematic courses (see list below).

Systematic courses:
GEO203 People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO214 Introduction to Urban & Regional Planning (3)
GEO231 Geography of Hazards (3)
GEO314 Issues in Urban Planning (3)
GEO321 Geography of Soils (3)
GEO331 Gender & Environment (3)
GEO332 Geography, Health & Environment (3)
GEO333 Advanced People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO343 Remote Sensing (4)
GEO411 Political Geography (3)
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization & Management (3)
GEO441 Geographic Information Systems Applications (4)
GEO480 Internship in Geography (*) and GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)*

*The internship and corequisite seminar may only be taken with the chair's permission and after the major has been completed or nearly so. Students may take GEO480 Internship in Geography for 3, 6 or 9 credits.

Regional courses:
GEO211 World Geography (3)
GEO212 Cities of the World (3)
GEO351 Geography of the United States & Canada (3)
GEO354 Geography of Asia (3)
GEO355 "Emerging" China & Critical Geopolitics (3)


Geography - Planning Concentration (56-62 credits)

Required courses......................................17 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)

Cognate courses....................................21-25 credits
Students in this emphasis must also take:
MAT241 Introductory Statistics (3)

And three of the following cognate courses (9-12 credits):
BIO340 Ecology (4)
ECO206 Microeconomics (3)
GLG201 Physical Geology (3) and GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1)
GLG346 Conservation & Environmental Impact (3)
CPS210 Computer Science I:  Foundations (4)
PHI201 Logic (3)

And three of the following additional cognate courses (9-10 credits):
ECO304 Public Finance (4)
HIS303 The Empire State (3)
POL301 State Politics (3)
POL305 American Legislative Processes (3)
POL310 Public Management (3)
POL316 American Public Policies (3)
SOC345 Urban Sociology (3)

Electives..........................................18-20 credits
Six (6) courses selected with advisement from the lists of systematic and regional geography courses (see above).

In addition, although not required, students in the planning emphasis are encouraged to devote a semester to the Internship in Geography (GEO480) and the corequisite Internship Seminar (GEO481), both of which may be taken after the major has been completed or nearly so.


Geography - Environmental Concentration (46-48 credits)

Required courses......................................17 credits
GEO201 Human Geography (3)
GEO202 Physical Geography (3)
GEO213 Economic Geography (3)
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
GEO342 Cartography (4)

Environmental requirements.....................9 credits
GEO203 People-Environments Geography (3)
GEO321 Geography of Soils (3)
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization & Management (3)

Electives................................................9-11 credits
Three (3) courses selected with advisement from the following systematic geography courses:
GEO331 Gender & Environment (3)
GEO332 Geography, Health & Environment (3)
GEO343 Remote Sensing (4)
GEO480 Internship in Geography (*) and GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)*

*The internship and corequisite seminar may only be taken with the chair's permission and after the major has been completed or nearly so. Students may take GEO480 Internship in Geography for 3, 6 or 9 credits; however, only four (4) credits may count toward the elective requirements.

Required cognate courses.....................11 credits
GEO241 Spatial Statistics (3) or MAT145 Statistics & Public Policy (3) or MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)
AND
Any two (2) of the following lab classes (8 credits):
GLG201 Physical Geology (3) and GLG211 Physical Geology Lab (1)
GLG303 Geomorphology (4) - prereqs: GLG201 and GLG211
BIO201 General Biology I (3) and BIO211 General Biology I Lab (1)
BIO202 General Biology II (3) and BIO212 General Biology II Lab (1)