Geography is the study of place in the same sense that history is the study of time. Moreover, geographers can visit and explore any place in the world. Geographers concentrate on asking two essential questions – “Where are things located?” and “Why are they located there?” From the information we obtain to these questions, geographers can study the local, national and global patterns that shape our lives.

Geographers are interdisciplinary scientists who study both the human and natural environments. As a result, geographers are free to study issues and phenomena from virtually all other disciplines. Geography is divided into three (3) distinct fields and numerous subfields:

  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Technical geography

Human geography is the study of topics in the social sciences and human environment such as social, political, economic, or population issues. Physical geography is the study of topics in the physical sciences and natural environment such as climate, geology, resources, or biology. Technical geography encompasses the technical skills of geography including mapping and data analysis. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have enabled geographers to merge these technical skills.

 


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS


 

Code Course  Credit 
GEOG 200 World Geography  3
GEOG 230 Earth Science  3
GEOG 420WI Research Methods  3
GEOG 450 Geographic Information Systems  3
GEOG 211
   or 425
Quantitative Methods for the Social Sciences
Public Opinion Research
 3
 

 Subtotal:

 15

Additional Requirements 

Code Course  Credit 
GEOG xxx  Other geography courses  12
XX xxx  Any speech course  3
  Subtotal:  15
 

 Total:

 30

MINOR REQUIREMENTS


 

Code Course  Credit 
GEOG 200  World Geography  3
XX xxx  Any four (4) additional geography courses  12
 

 Total:

 15​