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 1530

Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3

MATH 1320

College Algebra

3

MATH 1330

Trigonometry

3

GEOG 3530

Cartography and GIS

2

GEOG 3540

Cartography and GIS Lab

2

And

GEOG 4030

Computer Mapping and Visualization

3

Or

GEOG 4050

Geographic Information Systems I

4

Or

GEOG 4660

Geographic Information Systems II

4

MTH 1530 or other approved statistics course


Concentration in Travel and Tourism

GEOG 3000

Travel Study in Geography

3

GEOG 1000

Fundamentals of World Regional Geography

3

And

GEOG 1020

Introduction to Human Geography

3


GEOG 3000Travel Study in Geography

3 credits

GEOG 1000Fundamentals of World Regional Geography

3 credits

And

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

Two courses from the following

GEOG 3060

Geography of Middle America

3

GEOG 3130

Economic Geography

3

GEOG 3230

Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 3240

Russia and Former Soviet Republics

3

GEOG 3330

United States and Canada

3

GEOG 4230

Great Plains and Nebraska

3

GEOG 3530

Cartography and GIS

2

And

GEOG 3540

Cartography and GIS Lab

2

RLS 2440

Foundations of Recreation and Leisure

3

And

RLS 2920

Education for Leisure

3

Or

RLS 4000

Special Topics in Recreation and Leisure Studies

3

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.