Geography Major

Departmental Requirements for Major
Core Courses (4):
GEOG 101 Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
GEOG 203 Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems

These four courses are required for all Geography concentrations. Each concentration has additional Required Concentration Core courses as well as a number of Required Related courses. Please select a concentration below for details:


ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION (UGYE)

The concentration for Environmental Studies combines a strong background in geography with a practical application of policy decision making as it applies to the environment with a strong emphasis on creating policy that is environmentally sustainable. The economic, cultural, scientific, political, geographic, legal, and ethical concerns of creating policy will be examined. This background is combined with the applied skills of geographic techniques, a critical approach to problem solving, and a fundamental knowledge of advocacy skills designed to prepare graduates for employment in a number of policy oriented professions, as well as for further studies in the various environmental disciplines.

Required Concentration Core (5 courses):
GEOG 135 Introduction to Environmental Studies
GEOG 212 Geographic Perspectives on the Global Environment
GEOG 225 Population, Food, and Global Development
GEOG 235 Environmental Law and Policy
GEOG 375 Resource Management

Required Related: Choose five (5) courses in consultation with the concentration advisor (substitutions may be made with the approval of the Geography Department Chair).

GEOG 180 Native Americans: A Geographical and Legal Perspective
GEOG 201 Economic Geography
GEOG 208 Medical Geography
GEOG 211 Cultural Geography
GEOG 222 Geographic Perspectives on Globalization
GEOG 230 Geography of Natural and Man-Made Hazards
GEOG 240 Municipal Land Use
GEOG 260 Introduction to Urban Studies and Planning in the United States
GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 339 Methods of Planning Analysis and Plan Making
GEOG 495* Internship in Geography
BIOL 103 Ecological Implications of Conservation
EASC 231 Physical Geology
EASC 241 Introduction to Meteorology
EASC 246 Oceanography
PHIL 234 Environmental Ethics
CSCI 138 Information Technology and the Environment
* Must be approved according to Department guidelines.

GIS AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS CONCENTRATION (UGYA)

Required Concentration Core (4 courses):
GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing
GEOG 486 Senior GIS Project

Two (2) regional geography courses from the following:
GEOG 250 Geography of the United States and Canada
GEOG 251 Geography of New England
GEOG 252 Geography of Europe
GEOG 253 Geography of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics
GEOG 254 Geography of Monsoon Asia
GEOG 255 Geography of Subsaharan Africa
GEOG 256 Geography of the Middle East
GEOG 257 Geography of Latin America

Required Related:
Choose four (4) courses in consultation with the concentration
advisor (substitutions may be made with the approval of the Geography Department Chair).

CSCI 108 HTML, JavaScript Programming and Website Development
CSCI 120 Introduction to Information Technology
CSCI 140 Introduction to the Internet, Graphics, and Multimedia
or COMM 140 Introduction to the Internet, Graphics, and Multimedia
GEOG 208 Medical Geography
GEOG 260 Introduction to Urban Studies and Planning in the United States
GEOG 339 Methods for Planning Analysis and Plan Making
GEOG 495* Internship in Geography
* Must be approved according to Department guidelines.

GLOBAL STUDIES CONCENTRATION (UGYG)

Required Concentration Core (4 courses):
GEOG 165 Global Cities
GEOG 212 Geographic Perspectives on the Global Environment
GEOG 222 Geographic Perspectives on Globalization
GEOG 460 Global Development Theories and Policies

Three (3) regional geography courses from the following:
GEOG 250 Geography of the United States and Canada
GEOG 251 Geography of New England
GEOG 252 Geography of Europe
GEOG 253 Geography of Russia and the Former Soviet Republics
GEOG 254 Geography of Monsoon Asia
GEOG 255 Geography of Subsaharan Africa
GEOG 256 Geography of the Middle East
GEOG 257 Geography of Latin America

Required Related:
Choose four (4) courses in consultation with the concentration
advisor (substitutions may be made with the approval of the Geography Department Chair).

GEOG 180 Native Americans: A Geographical and Legal Perspective
GEOG 201 Economic Geography
GEOG 206 Political Geography
GEOG 208 Medical Geography
GEOG 211 Cultural Geography
GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 230 Geography of Natural and Man-Made Hazards

URBAN AND REGIONAL PLANNING CONCENTRATION (UGYP)

Required Concentration Core (5 courses):
GEOG 240 Municipal Land Use
GEOG 260 Introduction to Urban Studies and Planning in the United States
GEOG 272 Site Planning
GEOG 339 Methods for Planning Analysis and Plan Making
GEOG 368 Community Development

One (1) Techniques course from the following
:
GEOG 114 Geographical Techniques – Research Methods
GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing

One (1) Environment course from the following:
GEOG 135 Introduction to Environmental Studies
GEOG 212 Geographical Perspectives on the Global Environment
GEOG 230 Geography of Natural and Man-Made Hazards
GEOG 235 Environmental Law and Policy
GEOG 375 Resource Management
GEOL 233 Environmental Geology for Town and Regional Planning

Required Related: Choose three (3) courses in consultation with the concentration advisor (substitutions may be made with the approval of the Geography Department Chair).

GEOG 165 Global Cities
GEOG 201 Economic Geography
GEOG 206 Political Geography
GEOG 208 Medical Geography
GEOG 211 Cultural Geography
GEOG 222 Geographic Perspectives on Globalization
GEOG 495* Internship in Geography
POSC 325 Public Management
* Must be approved according to Department guidelines.

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