Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Geography

Geography is offered as a Bachelor of Arts in geography or a Bachelor of Science in geography.  Students who wish more concentrated applications in geography may choose an optional concentration of either geographic information systems or travel and tourism.  The specific course requirements for these concentrations may also be used to satisfy the major requirements.

The requirements for a B.A. or B.S. in geography are:

GEOG 1000Fundamentals of World Regional Geography

3 credits

Or

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

And Both

GEOG 1060Physical Geography: Climate and Waters

4 credits

GEOG 1070Physical Geography: Soils and Landforms

4 credits

(If Geography 1030 is taken prior to a major declaration, then Geography 1070 and Geography 3510 must be taken to satisfy the core in physical geography. Geography 3510 in this case then also counts toward upper division)

In addition to the core requirements, majors must also take the following:

 

GROUP I - PHYSICAL

 

(choose one of the following):

GEOG 3510Meteorology

3 credits

GEOG 4040/GEOL 4040/GEOG 8046Geoarchaeology

3 credits

GEOG 4100/BIOL 4100/GEOL 4100/BIOL 8106/GEOG 8106/GEOL 8106Biogeography

3 credits

GEOG 4260/GEOG 8266Process Geomorphology

3 credits

GEOG 4320/GEOG 8326Climatology

3 credits

GEOG 4330/GEOG 8336Soil Genesis, Morphology and Classification

3 credits

GEOG 4340/GEOG 8346Water Resources

3 credits

GROUP I - HUMAN

 

(choose two of the following):

ECON 3130/GEOG 3130Economic Geography

3 credits

GEOG 3440Nebraska Natural Resources Management

3 credits

GEOG 3930Political Geography

3 credits

GEOG 4010/GEOG 8016Conservation of Natural Resources

3 credits

GEOG 4120/GEOG 8126Urban Geography

3 credits

GEOG 4150/WGST 4150/WGST 8156/GEOG 8156Geography, Gender and Work

3 credits

GEOG 4160/GEOG 8166The American Urban Landscape

3 credits

GEOG 4550Geography of Economic Globalization

3 credits

GEOG 4900/GEOG 8906Urbanization in Developing Areas

3 credits

GROUP 2 - World regional

 

(choose one of the following):

GEOG 3000Travel Study in Geography

3 credits

GEOG 3030Geography of Africa

3 credits

GEOG 3050Geography in Film

3 credits

GEOG 3060Geography of Middle America

3 credits

GEOG 3070Geography of Latin America

3 credits

GEOG 3080East and Southeast Asia

3 credits

GEOG 3230Geography of Europe

3 credits

GEOG 3240Russia and Former Soviet Republics

3 credits

GEOG 4900/GEOG 8906Urbanization in Developing Areas

3 credits

GROUP 2 - US regional

 

(choose one of the following):

GEOG 3330United States and Canada

3 credits

GEOG 4230/GEOG 8236Great Plains and Nebraska

3 credits

GEOG 4530/GEOG 8536Historical Geography of the United States

3 credits

GROUP 3

(take both):

GEOG 3530/GEOG 8535Cartography and GIS

2 credits

GEOG 3540Cartography and GIS Lab

2 credits

GROUP 3

 

(choose one of the following):

GEOG 2620Aerial Photographic Interpretation

3 credits

GEOG 4020/GEOG 8026Quantitative Analysis in Geography

3 credits

GEOG 4030/GEOG 8036Computer Mapping and Visualization

3 credits

GEOG 4050/GEOG 8056Geographic Information Systems I

4 credits

GEOG 4610/ENVN 4610/GEOL 4610/GEOG 8616/GEOL 8616/BIOL 4610Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

3 credits

GEOG 4630/GEOG 8636Environmental Remote Sensing

4 credits

GEOG 4660/GEOG 8666Geographic Information Systems II

4 credits

GEOG 4800Internship In Environmental Regional Planning Earth Science

1 - 6 credits

For the B.A. degree, foreign language is required through the intermediate level.

 

For the B.S. degree, in lieu of a foreign language the following courses are required:

  • Computer Science: six credit hours of approved courses;
  • Mathematics 1530 (or other approved statistics course)

Students who wish more concentrated applications in geography may choose an optional concentration of either geographic information systems or travel and tourism.  The specific course requirements for these concentrations may also be used to satisfy the major requirements.