B.S., Geography

Admission to this program is currently suspended.

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

Minimum Requirements for Geography B.S.: 120 credits

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

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
General Education Requirements
Complete the general education requirements.
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
Geography 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/NRM F338Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG F483Research Design, Writing and Presentation Methods 13
GEOG F490Geography Seminar 13
GEOS F488Undergraduate Research 13
or GEOG F300 Internship in Geography or Geoscience
STAT F200XElementary Statistics3
or GEOS F430 Statistics and Data Analysis in Geology
or STAT F300 Statistics
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
Complete the following:
ATM F101XWeather and Climate of Alaska4
GEOG F339Change Detection in Arctic Systems4
Environmental Studies
Complete two from the following:6-7
Geopolitics of Energy
Geological Hazards
Climate Change Processes: Past, Present, Future
Climate and Climate Change
Environmental Decision-Making
Environmental Law
Environmental Systems
Complete three from the following:9-10
Principles of Ecology
Biogeography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Geomorphology
Introduction to Conservation Biology
Soils and the Environment
Environmental Management
Complete one of the following:3
Wilderness Management
Principles of Outdoor Recreation Management
Introduction to Watershed Management
Resource Management Planning
Soil Management for Quality and Conservation
Techniques
Complete one of the following:3-4
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
GIS Analysis
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics
Survey Research in Natural Resources Management

Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies

As part of the general education requirements, complete:
Weather and Climate of Alaska
College Physics I
General Physics I
Program Requirements
Complete the following:
GEOS F480Climate Change Processes: Past, Present, Future4
or ATM F456 Climate and Climate Change
GEOS F304Geomorphology3
Landscape Processes
Complete three from the following:9-10
Change Detection in Arctic Systems
Biogeography
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
Permafrost 1
Climate Change
Complete two from the following:6
Climate and Climate Change 2
Climate Change Processes: Past, Present, Future
Geography of Alaska
Geography of the Arctic and Circumpolar North
Methods and Applications
Complete two from the following:6-8
Digital Cartography and Geovisualization
GIS Analysis
Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing
Applications of GPS and GIS in Geophysics

Geospatial Sciences

Program Requirements
Complete the following:
CS F103Introduction to Computer Programming3
GEOG F339Change Detection in Arctic Systems4
GEOG/NRM F435GIS Analysis4
GEOS F422Geoscience Applications of Remote Sensing3
GIS/Remote Sensing
Complete three from the following:8-10
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
Landscape Study
Complete two from the following:6
Geography of the Arctic and Circumpolar North
The Dynamic Alaska Coastline
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.