B.S., Geography

Concentrations: Environmental Studies, Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies, and Geospatial Sciences

Minimum Requirements for Degree: 120 credits

Students must earn a C grade or better in each course.

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
As part of the general education requirements, complete:
NRM F303XEnvironmental Ethics and Actions3
STAT F200XElementary Probability and Statistics3
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
MATH F230XCalculus Essentials with Applications3
or MATH F251X Calculus I
Program Requirements
GEOG F101XExpedition Earth: Introduction to Geography3
GEOG F111XEarth and Environment: Elements of Physical Geography4
GEOG F312People, Places, and Environment: Principles of Human Geography3
GEOG F483Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods 13
GEOG F490Geography Seminar 13
GEOS F488Undergraduate Research1-3
or GEOG F300 Internship in Geography
NRM F338Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Concentrations
Select one from the following concentrations:30-56
Environmental Studies
Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies
Geospatial Sciences
Total Credits59-87
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Completion of these three courses will fulfill the baccalaureate capstone requirement.

Concentrations

Environmental Studies

As part of the general education requirements, complete:
CHEM F105XGeneral Chemistry I4
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
BIOL F115XFundamentals of Biology I4
BIOL F116XFundamentals of Biology II4
Program Requirements
GEOG F207Research Methods and Statistics in Geography3
GEOG F307Weather and Climate3
GEOG F339Maps and Landscape Analysis3
GEOG F483Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods3
Select two from the following:6
Geography of Climate and Environmental Change
Geographic Assessment and Prediction of Natural Hazards
Environmental Decision-Making
Environmental Law
Select three from the following:9-10
Principles of Ecology
Introduction to Conservation Biology
Biogeography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Geomorphology
Soils and the Environment
Select one from the following:3
Principles of Outdoor Recreation Management
Introduction to Watershed Management
Resource Management Planning
Wilderness Management
Soil Management for Quality and Conservation
Select one from the following:3
Digital Cartography and Geo-Visualization
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
Survey Research in Natural Resources Management
GIS Analysis
Total Credits45-46

Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies

As part of the general education requirements, complete:
ATM F101XWeather and Climate of Alaska4
PHYS F103XCollege Physics I4
Program Requirements
GEOG F412Geography of Climate and Environmental Change3
or ATM F456 Climate and Climate Change
GEOS F304Geomorphology3
Select three from the following:9
Maps and Landscape Analysis
Biogeography
Polar Geography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Select two from the following:6
Geography of Alaska
Weather and Climate
Ice Age Alaska
Ice in the Climate System
Select two from the following:
Research Methods and Statistics in Geography
Digital Cartography and Geo-Visualization
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
GIS Analysis
Total Credits29

Geospatial Sciences

Program Requirements
Select four from the following:12-13
Introduction to Computer Programming
Research Methods and Statistics in Geography
Maps and Landscape Analysis
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
GIS Analysis
Select three from the following:6-7
Remote Sensing for Engineering
GIS Applications in Geological and Environmental Engineering
Digital Cartography and Geo-Visualization
Beyond the Mouse: Computer Programming and Automation for Geoscientists
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
GIS and Remote Sensing for Natural Resources
GIS Programming 1
Natural Resource Applications of Remote Sensing 1
Select two from the following:6
Polar Geography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Ice Age Alaska
Geomorphology
Total Credits24-26
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Graduate-level credit used to complete this undergraduate degree program may NOT be applied towards future graduate degree programs.

Note: Students and faculty advisors should carefully review prerequisites for courses outlined in each required and/or optional area. Some courses require successful completion of up to three prerequisite courses. Therefore, while students and faculty should note minimum degree credit hours are 120, the actual number of required course credits may exceed that number.