Geography Major: Environmental Science Concentration (54 - 58 Credits)

All Colleges, excluding teacher certification programs

General Requirements: All courses required

Course Number             Course Title Credits
ESC 101 Earth Environments 4
GEO 110 World Cultural Regions 3
GEO 200 Conservation of Global Environments 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
MTH 145 Elementary Statistics 4
BIO 103
    or
BIO 105
Introductory Biology
         or
General Biology
4
CHM 103 General Chemistry I 5

Physical Geography: Three courses required

ESC 211 Global Warming & Climate Change 3
ESC 221 Introduction to Climate Systems 4
ESC 222 Landforms: Processes and Regions 4
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

Techniques: Three courses 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 485 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 488 Spatial Data Analysis 3

Biology or Chemistry Component: One course required

BIO 204 Plant Biology 3
BIO 210 Animal Biology 3
CHM 104 General Chemistry II 5

Electives (up to three credits may be applied to the major)

GEO / ESC 450 Geography Internship 3 - 12
GEO / ESC 490 Independent Study 2 - 3
GEO / ESC 499 Undergraduate Research 1 - 3
BIO 302 Introductory Plant Ientification 2
BIO 307 Ecology 3
BIO 341 Limnology 3
BIO 404 Plant Taxonomy 3
CHM 301 Quantitative Analysis 5
HIS 317 American Environmental History 3