Oct 19, 2019  
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geoscience, Geography Concentration, B.S.


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Major in Geoscience


All students pursuing the major in Geoscience must complete the General Education requirements and the departmental core requirements:

Recommended Curriculum


Following is a suggested pattern of study for the first two years; however, consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before registration.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Geography Concentration


 In addition to the major requirements, students in the Geography concentration take GEOG 4380 - Cartography  . Students may select from the following career patterns:

Career Pattern: Geography for Teachers


This program offers preparation for the student to meet professional requirements for teaching geography in the public schools and for graduate studies. This career pattern requires a minimum of 75 hours (in addition to the departmental core requirements).

Required courses (7 hours)


Departmental Elective (3 hours)


The student must also meet the following requirements:


A cognate (additional general education requirements) of 18 hours:

Minor in Secondary Education

Student must contact Secondary Education minor  advisor for approval of appropriate courses for licensure. For specific procedures and additional requirements for teacher licensure, see College of Education .

Career Pattern: Geography


This program is designed for students who plan to become professional geographers or who wish to pursue graduate study in geography and/or related fields. This career pattern requires a minimum of 75 hours (in addition to the departmental core requirements).

Two minors (18 hours each) are required. These are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major academic advisor.

Career Pattern: Geographic Techniques


This program provides basic skills in the methods used to acquire, analyze, and present spatial information about the Earth’s surface. These techniques are widely employed by government and industry in natural resource and environmental management, urban and regional planning, utility management, and transportation planning. This career pattern requires a minimum of 75 hours (in addition to the departmental core requirements).

Two minors (18 hours each) are required. These are to be selected in consultation with and approved by the major academic advisor.

Required courses: (30 hours: 26 in GEOG and 4 in GEOL)


Departmental Elective (3 hours)


General Electives (6 hours)


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