Geography Concentrations

For students who wish more concentrated applications in geography, the department also offers undergraduate concentrations in geographic information systems as well as travel and tourism. The specific course requirements for these concentrations may also be used to satisfy the major requirements.

Degree Requirements

Concentration in Geographic Information Systems

Computer Science:

9 credit hours of approved course work

9 Credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

MATH 1320College Algebra

3 credits

MATH 1330Trigonometry

3 credits

GEOG 3530Cartography and GIS

2 credits

GEOG 3540Cartography and GIS Lab

2 credits

And

GEOG 4030Computer Mapping and Visualization

3 credits

Or

GEOG 4050Geographic Information Systems I

4 credits

Or

GEOG 4660Geographic Information Systems II

4 credits

MTH 1530 or other approved statistics course

Concentration in Travel and Tourism

GEOG 3000Travel Study in Geography

1 - 3 credits

GEOG 1000Fundamentals of World Regional Geography

3 credits

And

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

Two courses from the following

GEOG 3060Geography of Middle America

3 credits

GEOG 3130Economic Geography

3 credits

GEOG 3230Geography of Europe

3 credits

GEOG 3240Russia and Former Soviet Republics

3 credits

GEOG 3330United States and Canada

3 credits

GEOG 4230Great Plains and Nebraska

3 credits

GEOG 3530Cartography and GIS

2 credits

And

GEOG 3540Cartography and GIS Lab

2 credits

RLS 2440Foundations of Recreation and Leisure

3 credits

And

RLS 2920Education for Leisure

3 credits

Or

RLS 4000Special Topics in Recreation and Leisure Studies

3 credits

RLS 2440 and RLS 2920 or RLS 4000 (when taught as travel and tourism)

NOTE: A geography major is also available through the Colleges of Education and the Division of Continuing Studies. Courses GEOG 1030, GEOG 1060, GEOG 1070, GEOG 2620, GEOG 3510, GEOG 3530, GEOG 3540, GEOG 4030, GEOG 4050, GEOG 4100, GEOG 4250, GEOG 4260, GEOG 4320, GEOG 4330, GEOG 4340, GEOG 4630 and GEOG 4660 offer credit in the Natural Science Division. All other geography courses offer credit in the Social Science Division in the University.