Students who major in geography may choose a program leading to the award of a bachelor of arts or bachelor of science. The bachelor of arts program includes a 13-hour foreign language requirement. The bachelor of science program incorporates a 13-hour sequence in computer techniques, environmental science, or demographics and business geographics in lieu of the foreign language requirement for the bachelor of arts.
This program in the Geography Department allows students who major in geography to qualify for certification to teach adolescence education in social studies (grades 7-12). It combines a major in geography with additional course work and professional teacher preparation.
The applied geography courses place a strong emphasis on computer literacy and spatial analysis skills in preparing students for careers in site assessment, marketing and demographic analysis. The Geography Department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab features state-of-the-art hardware and software.
The minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides an opportunity for students not majoring in Geography or GIS to attain sophisticated technology skills and competencies in computer mapping, cartography, spatial analysis and advanced geospatial applications. The department's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab features state-of-the-art hardware and software.Program Details for Geographic Information Systems Minor [GIS]
The Geography Department's bachelor’s program prepares students for graduate school, international studies, international commerce and tourism development-related activities.
Students who minor in geography are encouraged to select applied geography courses which place a strong emphasis upon computer literacy and spatial analysis skills.
The tourism development concentration and the accompanying minor in the Geography Department focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at regional and community levels, and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.
Students who elect the tourism development minor in geography focus on the planning, development and marketing of tourism at community and regional levels and the development and preservation of cultural and environmental characteristics as tourism resources.