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The Geography major is designed to provide students with a broad academic background. Geography majors have an extremely high level of flexibility in choosing from a wide breadth of elective courses that match their personal interests.

For more details about UWL's undergraduate majors and minors in geography see below.


Geography and Earth Science Department (GEO/ESC)

Geographic Information Science Certificate

Applications of Geographic Information Science and System (GIS) range from business planning and public health to ecosystem management. Essentially, GIS is a tool for studying spatial problems. It links a database with map features in such a way that users can input, store, retrieve, and analyze geographic data. Students choosing this program acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to apply GIS in their chosen field of study.

In addition to finishing the coursework, students need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 upon completion of the program.

(All colleges, open only to degree-seeking UWL students)

12 credits

GEO 250Maps and GIS3
GEO 385Introduction to Geographic Information System and Science3
Select six credits from the following:6
Remote Sensing
Map Design and Geovisualization
Geospatial Field Methods
Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems
Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Advanced Remote Sensing
Web Mapping
Scripting in GIS
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Spatial Data Analysis
Total Credits12

Not open to geography majors. 

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