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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)
GEOG 295. Introduction to Geographic Field Research (3)
GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospatial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
   or GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
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 484. Introduction to Biogeochemistry (3)
GEO 486. Quaternary Paleoclimatology (3)
GEO 487. Hydrogeology (4)
GEOG 323. ^Climatology (4)
GEOG 324. Geography of Life: Species Distributions and Conservation (4)
GEOG 423. Snow Hydrology (3)
GEO 432. Applied Geomorphology (3)

Geography of Resources, Planning, Hazards

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

GIScience

FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
​GEOG 472. Geovisualization: Geovisual Analytics (3)
GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)
GEOG 481. Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing (4)

Regional Geography/Globalization

GEOG 311. *Geography of Africa (3)
GEOG 313. *Geography of Asia (3)
GEOG 314. *Geography of Latin America (3)
GEOG 315. *Geography of the United States and Canada (3)
GEOG 330. *^Geography of International Development and Globalization (3)
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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