Departments & Programs


Major in Geography—B.S.


The B.S. degree provides additional science requirements that prepare science-oriented students for graduate school and science-related jobs at the bachelor's degree level. Students pursuing a B.S. degree choose a concentration area of either Atmospheric Science or Geographic Information Science. See below for the list of courses in each concentration area.

Required Courses

Students must complete the following:

  1. Same geography requirements as the B.A. Only the Atmospheric Science or Geographic Information Science concentrations may be selected with the B.S. degree.
  2. Mathematics: M211-M212.
  3. Physics: P221-P222.
  4. Biology: minimum of 6 credit hours including L111 and L473 or Chemistry C101-C121, C102-C122 or at least 6 credits in computer science at the 200-level or higher.
  5. Statistics: K300 or G488.
  6. 6 credit hours of mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, or computer science at the 300 level or higher.
  7. General education: 
    • Writing: English composition (3 cr.) and intensive writing (3 cr.)
    • Foreign Language: 3 credit hours at the second-year level
    • Arts and Humanities: two courses
    • Social and Historical studies: two courses, including at least one course from geography
    • Natural and Mathematical Sciences: fulfilled by major
    • Topics course: 3 credit hours
    • Electives to fulfill remaining credits
Atmospheric Science

Select from G237, G250, G304, G336, G338, G339, G350, G362, G405, G431, G433, G434, G442, G450, G451, G460, G470, G475; G477, G488, and G489. (Barthelmie, Brown, Dragoni, Pryor, Robeson)

Geographic Information Science

Select from G235, G237, G250, G336, G338, G436, G438, G439, G450, G460, and G488. (Evans, Grubesic, Rahman, Robeson, Roy Chowdhury)