University Studies - BS, Geography Concentration

The broad objective of the academic discipline of geography is to understand and improve the human environment: Earth. Understanding the Earth's surface requires a consideration of both natural and social processes, hence geography is by nature interdisciplinary. Human-environment interactions are of particular interest in geography. The area of concentration in geography offers students a broad perspective on the Earth as human habitat, while permitting them to complete two supporting minors in other disciplines. The area of concentration is flexible in that numerous courses are included to permit a student to build a course of study in geography that is tailored to his or her interests. Ideally, the minors would be in related fields to build depth and breadth around themes that the student wishes to emphasize.

GEOG 201Introduction to Human Geography3
GEOG 202Geography of the Global Village3
GEOG 203Planet Earth3
Select one of the following:3
Economic Geography
Introduction to Urban Geography
Geography of Energy
Cultural Geography
Data Analysis in Geography
Global Climatic Regions
Resources and the Environment
Geomorphology
Pattern and Process in Biogeography
Cartography and Visualization
GNSS in the Geosciences
Concepts in Geographic Education
Natural Hazards
Remote Sensing in Geosciences
Coastal Processes
Workshop in Environmental Studies
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Arid Lands Geomorphology
Political Geography
Spatial Thinking, Perception and Behavior
Geographic Perspectives on Contemporary Urban Issues
Geography of Terrorism
Environmental Justice
Hydrology and Environment
Principles of Plant Geography
History and Nature of Geography
Past Climates
Field Geography
Advanced GIS Analysis for Natural Resources Management
Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
GIS Practicum
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Research
Select two of the following:6
Arid Lands Geomorphology
Political Geography
Spatial Thinking, Perception and Behavior
Geographic Perspectives on Contemporary Urban Issues
Geography of Terrorism
Environmental Justice
Hydrology and Environment
Principles of Plant Geography
History and Nature of Geography
Past Climates
Field Geography
Advanced GIS Analysis for Natural Resources Management
Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
GIS Practicum
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Research
Select two of the following:6
Geography of the United States 1
Economic Geography
Geography of Texas 1
Introduction to Urban Geography
Geography of Energy
Cultural Geography
Data Analysis in Geography
The Middle East
Geography of Latin America
Global Climatic Regions
Geography of Europe
Geography of South Asia
Resources and the Environment
Geomorphology
Pattern and Process in Biogeography
GNSS in the Geosciences
Concepts in Geographic Education
Natural Hazards
Remote Sensing in Geosciences
Coastal Processes
Workshop in Environmental Studies
Principles of Geographic Information Systems
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Arid Lands Geomorphology
Political Geography
Spatial Thinking, Perception and Behavior
Geographic Perspectives on Contemporary Urban Issues
Geography of Terrorism
Environmental Justice
Hydrology and Environment
Principles of Plant Geography
History and Nature of Geography
Past Climates
Field Geography
Advanced GIS Analysis for Natural Resources Management
Dynamic Modeling of Earth and Environmental Systems
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
GIS Practicum
Directed Studies
Special Topics in...
Research
University and College Requirements
Communication elective6
MATH 141Finite Mathematics3
MATH 142Business Calculus3
GEOG 213Planet Earth Lab1
Life and Physical Science electives8
Select one of the following:
Botany
and Zoology
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry II
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory II
Principles of Geology
and Historical Geology
College Physics
and College Physics
Language, Philosophy and Culture elective3
Creative Arts elective3
Social and Behavioral Sciences elective3
American History elective6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General Electives 218-24
Total Semester Credit Hours120
1

GEOG 301 and GEOG 305 cannot be used in combination to meet this requirement.

2

Any 100-499 course not used elsewhere.

Two courses that meet the writing requirement are required.

A total of six semester credit hours must include courses that meet the International and Cultural Diversity requirements, except sections of BUSN 289 that meet the university writing requirement.