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Information for Geography Majors


The Geography and Geographic Information Systems program spans all aspects of both physical and human geography with courses in physical geography, human geography, and geographic information systems. Human Geography courses focus on the social and spatial effects of the growth of cities, including issues such as the historical evolution of urban form and function, land-use changes and conflicts, economic restructuring, the growth and decline of inner cities, and urban racial and ethnic relations. Physical Geography courses focus on major environmental systems including the hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) courses provide skills in GIS and technology, remote sensing, geovisualization, and spatial analysis and modelling. Particular emphasis is placed on the human modification of the natural environment and the global interconnections of the major earth systems.

Students requiring a permit to register should refer to the Request a Permit link for requesting course permits.

Program Requirements

Below are links to the catalog entry for the degrees within this program. Please note that a degree planner for tracking degree progress can be printed by clicking on the "Degree Planner" icon on the top right of the Undergraduate Catalog entry.

B.A. Geography and GIS, Geographic Information Systems
B.A. Geography and GIS, Geography
Minor in Geographic Information Systems and Technology
Course Descriptions