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 geography major requires a minimum of 29 credit hours of geography at the 3000 level or higher. All 3000 level or higher courses taken in the Geography Fundamentals and Geography Diversity Requirements count toward this requirement.

For the B.A. degree: Foreign language is required through the intermediate level.

For the B.S. degree: In lieu of foreign language, a 15 credit hour cognate is required, consisting of 6 credit hours of approved computer science coursework and an additional 9 credit hours of coursework complementary to the major and chosen in consultation with a departmental adviser.

Geography Diversity Requirements
Students must choose a minimum of one course from each of the groups of Geography Diversity courses below. 

Geography Fundamentals Requirements (24 credits)

GEOG 1000Fundamentals of World Regional Geography

3 credits

GEOG 1020Introduction to Human Geography

3 credits

GEOG 1030Introduction to Physical Geography

4 credits

GEOG 1050Human-Environment Geography

4 credits

GEOG 3530/GEOG 8535Cartography and GIS

2 credits

GEOG 3540Cartography and GIS Lab

2 credits

GEOG 4620/GEOG 8626Geographical Field Studies

3 credits

MATH 1530Introduction to Applied Probability and Statistics

3 credits

(or other approved statistics course)

*See note regarding GEOG 4620 options at the end of the geography major requirements list.

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

(select one from the following):

GEOG 3440Nebraska Natural Resources Management

3 credits

GEOG 3510Meteorology

3 credits

With or without

GEOG 3514Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory

1 credit

GEOG 4010/GEOG 8016Conservation of Natural Resources

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 4250/GEOG 8256Landform Studies: Theory and Structural Geomorphology

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

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

3 credits

Human Geography

(select one from the following):

GEOG 3130/ECON 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 4140/GEOG 8146Urban Sociology

3 credits

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

3 credits

GEOG 4160/GEOG 8166Urban Sustainability

3 credits

GEOG 4170/GEOG 8176Advanced Cultural Geography

3 credits

GEOG 4550/CACT 8116/GEOG 8556Geography of Economic Globalization

3 credits

GEOG 4820/PA 4820/PA 8826/BIOL 8826/GEOG 8826/BIOL 4820/ENVN 4820Introduction to Environmental Law and Regulation

3 credits

GEOG 4900/GEOG 8906Urbanization in Developing Areas

3 credits

Global Perspectives

 (select one from 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

North American Perspectives

(select one from 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

Geospatial Science

(select one from 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 4630/GEOG 8636Environmental Remote Sensing

4 credits

GEOG 4660/GEOG 8666Geographic Information Systems II

4 credits

*Optional method of completing GEOG 4620.  

 

Geographical Field Studies requirement:  Students that have completed study abroad, or military service for more than 6 months outside the USA can complete the course without going on the multiple day field trip. Contact the department for the details regarding this alternative method.  GEOG 4620 can also apply to the upper level Global or North American category, depending on the field study destination.