2012-14 Undergraduate Catalog
- Geography Program
- Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor Requirements
- Geography Minor Requirements
- Geography Minor for Elementary Education (EA_E) or Secondary Education Certification (EA-A & MC-EA) Requirements
Randy Gabrys Alexson, Professor (Geography Education)
William Bajjali, Professor (Geographic Information Systems and Earth Science)
A wide variety of courses are available in Geography and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). For more information about specific courses, see Geography in the Course Descriptions section of this catalog.
Geography has many specialty areas and exciting career opportunities. The Geography faculty can guide you in selecting a program of study that best suits your interests and goals. Because Geography is inherently interdisciplinary, the minors described below can complement and enhance many major areas of study, such as education, business, communication, legal studies, science, and all areas of international study.
Three minors are currently available:
- Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
- Geography Minor with Liberal Education emphasis
- Geography Minor for Elementary (715 EA-E) or Secondary (72 MC-EA) Teacher Certification
21 total credits
Employment opportunities are limitless for graduates who are proficient with this interdisciplinary tool. Well-qualified GIS specialists are sought in the areas of business, economics, education, government, planning, and international industries.
Required Geography core courses (12 credits required):
Elective courses (9 credits required):
GEOG 491 and GEOG 496 - A combined maximum of four credits may be earned.
22 total credits
Required Geography core courses (13 credits required):
Elective courses required (9 credits required): at least 7 credits must be numbered 300 or higher
GEOG 491 and GEOG 496 - A combined maximum of four credits can be earned.
Geography Minor for Elementary Education (EA_E) or Secondary Education Certification (EA-A & MC-EA) Requirements
Minor leading to licensure in Geography (715) at the EA-A (73) level and at the MC-EA (72) level
Required courses ( 21 credits required):
Elective courses (3 credits required):
Secondary Education students pursuing the geography minor also need to complete a teachable major. Majors in History or Broad Field Social Studies are recommended for licensure. See your advisor for more information.