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Geography > Major

Majors in Geography - 41-44 credits

Required Courses......................................16 credits

GEO252 Economic Geography (3)
GEO273 Physical Geography (3)
GEO274 Environment and Culture (3)
GEO381 Cartography (4)
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

Required Cognate Courses............................ 7-8 credits

MAT185 Statistics & Public Policy (3)
OR
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (3)
OR
PSY275 Psychological Statistics (4)

AND

Either of the Following:
BIO340 Ecology (4)
OR
GLG220 Physical Geology (4)

Electives..........................................18-20 credits

Each major candidate is required to complete 6 elective courses in geography, at least 4 of which must be systematic courses.

Systematic courses:

GEO272 People-Environment Relations I (3)
GEO285 Geography of Hazards (3)
GEO310 Gender and Environment (3)
GEO330 Geography of Soils (3)
GEO382 Remote Sensing (4)
GEO405 Political Geography (3)
GEO406 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management (3)
GEO480 Internship in Geography (*)
GEO481 Internship Seminar (1)*
GEO483 Geographic Information Systems Applications (3)

* The internship and co-requisite 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:

GEO207 Current Issues in Latin American Geography (3)
GEO240 World Geography (3)
GEO301 Geography of the United States and Canada (3)
GEO307 Understanding Latin America (3)


Geography (Emphasis in Planning) - 53-61 credits

Required Courses......................................16 credits

GEO252 Economic Geography (3)
GEO273 Physical Geography (3)
GEO274 Environment and Culture (3)
GEO381 Cartography (4)
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)

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)
GLG220 Physical Geology (4)
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)
POL310 Public Management (3)
POL305 American Legislative Processes (3)
POL316 American Public Policies (3)
SOC345 Urban Sociology (3)

Electives.......................................... 16-20 credits

Six courses selected with advisement from the list of Systematic and Regional courses in geography.

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