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Option Geography Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Earth Sciences - College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences



To be terminated pending approval. It will be replaced by the new Geography and Geospatial Science (BS, HBS) degree program.



Requirements (29–30)

ANTH 110. *Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3)
   or PS 204. *Introduction to Comparative Politics (3)
   or SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
BI 213. Principles of Biology (4)
CS 161. Introduction to Computer Science I (4)
GEO 296/GEOG 295. Introduction to Geographic Field Research (3)
GEO 301. Map and Image Interpretation (4)
   or GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospatial Science and GIS (4)
GEO/GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
   or GEO/GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 360. Cartography (4)
   or GEOG 370. Geovisualization: Cartography (4)
ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4)
   or ST 352. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Electives (32)

Choose from the four lists below, including at least one course in Physical Geography; one course in Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards; one course in GIScience; and one course in Regional Geography/Globalization:

Physical Geography

GEO 322. Surface Processes (4)
GEO/GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
GEO/GEOG 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)
GEO 483/GEOG 423. Snow Hydrology (3)
GEO 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)

Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards

GEO 335/GEOG 340. *Introduction to Water Science and Policy (3)
GEO 420/GEOG 430. Resilience-Based Natural Resource Management (3)
GEO 423/GEOG 450. Land Use in the American West (3)
GEO 424/GEOG 441. International Water Resources Management (3)
GEO 425/GEOG 440. Water Resources Management in the United States (3)
GEO 426/GEOG 431. Global Resources and Development (3)
GEO 451. Environmental Site Planning (3)
   or GEOG 452. Sustainable Site Planning (3)
OC 333. Oceans, Coasts and People (3)

GIScience

FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
GEO 444. Remote Sensing (4)
   or GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)
GEO 445. Computer-Assisted Cartography (3)
   or GEOG 472. Geovisualization: Geovisual Analytics (3)
GEO 465. Geographic Information Systems and Science (4)
   or GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 481. Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing (4)
GEO 480. Advanced GIS Applications in the Geosciences (4)
   or GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)

Regional Geography/Globalization

GEOG 311. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEO 326/GEOG 312. *Geography of Europe (3)
GEO 327/GEOG 313. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEO 328/GEOG 314. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEO 329/GEOG 315. *Geography of the United States and Canada (3)
GEO/GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
GEO 350. *Population Geography (3)
   or GEOG 331. *Population, Consumption, and Environment (3)

Option Total=61–62

 

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Courses (WIC)


Option Code: 263




 
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