Geography B.S. Degree Information

Bachelor of Science Degree in Geography.

A minimum of 36 credit hours is required for the major and must include the Environmental Core (21 credit hours), the Geographic Tools (6 credit hours), the Professional Experience (3 credit hours), and Electives (6 credit hours) listed below. Students must also complete MATH 131. Students opting for a science minor or second major to complete this B.S. degree must select a program from outside the Department of Geography and Meteorology.

 

Environmental Core

Complete all of the following courses:

GEO 104 Introduction to Geomorphology . . . . . 4 cr.

GEO 215 Introduction to GIS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 365 Biogeography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 404 Advanced Geomorphology . . . . . . . . 4 cr.

MET 103 Introduction to Meteorology . . . . . . . . 4 cr.

MET 215 Climatology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 cr.

Geographic Tools

Complete two of the following courses:

GEO 225 Cartography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 230 Introduction to Remote Sensing . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 415 Advanced Geographic Information

Systems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 430 Advanced Remote Sensing . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 460 Data Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.

Professional Experience

Complete one of the following courses:

GEO 385 Field Study in Geography . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 486 Internship in Geography . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MET 385 Field Study in Meteorology . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Electives

Complete two of the following courses:

GEO 101 World Human Geography . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 204 National Parks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 260 Environmental Conservation . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 285 Natural Hazards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

GEO 490 Selected Topics in Geography . . . . 1-3 Cr.

GEO 495 Independent Study . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-4 cr.

MET 216 Introduction to Meteorological

Observation and Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

MET 240 Introduction to Climate Change . . . . . 3 cr.

MET 319 Tropical Meteorology . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Any geology course through the VIGGA Program

at Indiana University Northwest . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

An additional Geographic Tools or Professional

Experience course . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 cr.

Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 cr.