Geography Major (39 Credits)

All Colleges, excluding teacher certification programs

General Requirements: All courses required

Course Number             Course Title Credits
ESC 101 Earth Environments 4
ESC 221
    or
ESC 222
Introduction to Climate Systems

Landforms: Processes and Regions
4
GEO 110 World Cultural Regions 3
GEO 201 Geography of United States and Canada 3
GEO / ESC 250 Fundamentals of Cartography 3
GEO / ESC 385 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 401 Focus on Geography: A Capstone Course 1

Cultural Geography: One course required

GEO 300 Population Geography 3
GEO 306 Economic Geography 3
GEO 307 Political Geography 3
GEO 309 Urban Geography 3

Techniques: One course required

GEO / ESC 345 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
GEO / ESC 390 Field Methods 3
GEO / ESC 440 Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs 3
GEO / ESC 445 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GEO / ESC 455 Applied Map Design and Production in Cartography and GIS 3
GEO 485 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 488 Spatial Data Analysis 3

Regional Geography: One course required

GEO 204 Geography of Wisconsin 3
GEO 304 Geography of Europe 3
GEO 312 Geography of Africa 3
GEO 318 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean 3
GEO 328 Geography of East and Southeast Asia 3
GEO 331 Geography of the Middle East, Central and South Asia 3

Physical Geography: One course required

GEO / ESC 422 Meteorology and Weather Forecasting 3
GEO / ESC 425 Biogeography 3
GEO / ESC 426 Soil Morphology and Genesis 4
GEO / ESC 427 Water Resources 3
GEO / ESC 430 Fluvial Geomorphology 3
GEO / ESC 460 Environmental Hazards and Land Use Planning 3

Electives: 6 Credits required

  Any of the courses listed above and/or courses listed below  
GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments 3
GEO 202 Contemporary Global Issues 3
ESC 211 Global Warming & Climate Change 3
GEO / ESC 270 Geographic Themes 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 450 Geography Internship 3 - 12
GEO / ESC 470 Special Topics in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 495 Seminar in Geography / Earth Science 1 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3