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
Cartography and Visualization
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
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
GEOG 213Planet Earth Lab1
MATH 140Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
MATH 142Business Calculus3
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Life and Physical Science electives 28
Select one of the following:
Weather and Climate
and Weather and Climate Laboratory
and Oceanography
and Oceanography Laboratory
Botany
and Zoology
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
and Principles of Geology Laboratory
and Historical Geology
College Physics
and College Physics
American History 6
Communication 6
Creative Arts 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General Electives 318-24
Total Semester Credit Hours120

Two courses that meet the writing requirement are required.

A graduation requirement includes 3 hours of international and cultural diversity course and 3 hours of cultural discourse. A course satisfying a University Core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective may be used to satisfy this requirement.