Geography for Computer Science Majors
A minor or second major in geography will enhance your employment potential by equipping you with skills in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and cartography. These computer courses provide students with expertise in a nationally recognized "Top 20" growth industry, and paid internship opportunities are common.

  • A minor in geography consists of a minimum of 16 credit hours, including at least one 100-level course, one 200-level course, and two 300-level or higher courses. (Note: A minor in geography alone does not satisfy the major field requirements for the B.S. degree in computer science.)
  • A major in geography consists of a minimum of 30 credit hours, including at least two 100-level courses, two 200-level courses, and four 300-level or higher courses.

Recommended Courses:

  • GEO 101: World Human Geography
  • GEO 104: Geomorphology
  • GEO 210: Current Themes in Geography
  • GEO 215: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 220: Cartography
  • GEO 230: Remote Sensing
  • GEO 280: Geography of Cyberspace
  • GEO 301: Regional Geography of the United States
  • GEO 385: Field Study
  • GEO 415: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO 430: Advanced Remote Sensing
  • GEO 460: Data Analysis
  • GEO 486: Internship in Geography
  • GEO 490: Selected Topics in Geography
  • GEO 492: Research in Geography
  • GEO 495: Independent Study

Field Study locations include:

  • Indian Mound Sites of the American South
  • Yellowstone National Park and the Oregon Trail
  • Biogeography of the Sonoran Desert
  • Glaciers of Alaska
  • Volcanoes of Hawaii

Internship opportunities available at:

  • GIS and cartography firms
  • City and Regional Governments
  • national parks and monuments
  • American Indian Reservations

For information on careers in geography and on internships, visit the home page of the Association of American Geographers (AAG) and follow the Careers link.