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:
Elementary Statistics
B.S. Degree Requirements
Complete the B.S. degree requirements.
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
Environmental Ethics and Actions
Essential Calculus with Applications
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 Research 11-3
or GEOG F300 Internship in Geography
NRM F338Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Concentrations
Complete one of the following concentrations:30-56
Environmental Studies
Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies
Geospatial Sciences

Concentrations

Environmental Studies

As part of the general education requirements, complete:
General Chemistry I
As part of the B.S. degree requirements, complete:
Fundamentals of Biology I
Fundamentals of Biology II
Program Requirements
GEOG F207Research Methods and Statistics in Geography3
GEOG F307Weather and Climate3
GEOG F339Maps and Landscape Analysis4
GEOG F483Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods3
Complete two from the following:6
Geography of Climate and Environmental Change
Geographic Assessment and Prediction of Natural Hazards
Environmental Decision-Making
Environmental Law
Complete three from the following:9-10
Principles of Ecology
Biogeography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Geomorphology
Introduction to Conservation Biology
Soils and the Environment
Complete one of the following:3
Principles of Outdoor Recreation Management
Introduction to Watershed Management
Resource Management Planning
Wilderness Management
Soil Management for Quality and Conservation
Complete one of the following:3
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
Survey Research in Natural Resources Management
GIS Analysis

Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies

As part of the general education requirements, complete:
Weather and Climate of Alaska
College Physics I
Program Requirements
GEOG F412Geography of Climate and Environmental Change3
or ATM F456 Climate and Climate Change
GEOS F304Geomorphology3
Complete three from the following:9
Maps and Landscape Analysis
Biogeography
Polar Geography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Complete two from the following:6
Geography of Alaska
Weather and Climate
Ice Age Alaska
Ice in the Climate System
Complete two from the following:6-12
Research Methods and Statistics in Geography
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
GIS Analysis

Geospatial Sciences

Program Requirements
Complete 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
Complete three from the following:6-7
Remote Sensing for Engineering
GIS Applications in Geological and Environmental Engineering
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
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
Complete two from the following:6
Polar Geography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Ice Age Alaska
Geomorphology

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.