DEGREE PROGRAMS
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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY

Ronald L. Mitchelson, Chairperson, A-227 Brewster Building

BA IN GEOGRAPHY

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.).
42 s.h.
2.
Foreign language through level 1004.
12 s.h.
3.
Common core.
ENGL 3820 Scientific Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENGL 3860. Introduction to Nonfiction Writing (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENGL 3880. Writing for Business and Industry (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200) or ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3046. United States and Canada (3) (F) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3047. Western Europe (3) (S) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3049. South America (3) (F) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3051. Asia (3) (S) (GE:SO) or GEOG 3056. Middle America (3) (GE:SO)
GEOG 2500. Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation (3) (F,S,SS)
GEOG 3400. Quantitative Techniques in Geography (3) (F) (P: GEOG 2400; MATH 1065; or equivalent)
GEOG 4999. Geography Professional Seminar (1) (P: Consent of instructor)
Choose 6 s.h. electives from:
GEOG 1000. Introduction to Geography (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
GEOG 1250. The Water Planet (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 2400. Spatial Data Management (3) (F,S) (P: Sophomore standing)
GEOG 3410. Computer Mapping (3) (F,S) (P:GEOG 2400 or equivalent experience)
GEOG 3420. Remote Sensing of the Environment I (3) (F) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 3430. Geographic Information systems I (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4140. Techniques of Field Geography (3) (S) (P: GEOG 2300; 15 s.h. in GEOG; or department consent)
GEOG 4330. Agricultural Geography (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4335. Geography of Tourism (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4410. Advanced Cartographic Design and Production (3) (S) (F) (P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent experience)
GEOG 4420. Remote Sensing II (3) (P: GEOG 3420 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4430. Geographic Information Sy7stems II (3) (P: GEOG 3430 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4491, 4492, 4493. Supervised Study in Geographic Techniques (1,2,3) (F,S,SS)
GEOG 4801, 4802, 4803. Geographic Internship (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of director of geography internships; consent should be obtained during the semester prior to the internship.)
GEOG 4901. Senior Honors Thesis (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 4900 with a grade of B or higher)
GEOG 5491, 5492, 5493. Seminar in Geographic Techniques (1,2,3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
May choose any GEOG course listed below that is not being counted toward the degree.
19 s.h.
4.
Concentration area (Choose 15 s.h. in one area, 6 s.h. in another area.  There must be a minimum of 21 s.h. above 2999).
Human:
GEOG 2003. Economic Geography (3) (WI) (F,S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3004. Urban Geography (3) (F)
GEOG 3046. United States and Canada (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3047. Western Europe (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3049. South America (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3051. Asia (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3055. North Carolina (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3056. Middle America (3) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3300. Geographic Images (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4001. Geography of Transportation and Trade (3) (S) (P: GEOG 2003)
GEOG 4050. Human Migration and Global Restructuring (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4320. Gender, Economy, and Development (3) (S)
GEOG 4325. Resources, Population, and Development (3) (WI) (GE:SO) (P: GEOG 2003 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4391, 4392, 4393. Supervised Study in Human Geography (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 4900. Honors Research (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to GEOG honors program)
GEOG 5391, 5392, 5393. Seminar in Human Geography (1,2,3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
Physical:
GEOG 2200. Weather and Climate (3) (F,S) (RC: GEOG 2201)
GEOG 3002. Coastal Geography (3) (WI) (S) (P: GEOG 1200 or 4230 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 3220. Soil Properties, Surveys, and Applications (3) (F)
GEOG 3250. Environmental Hazards (3) (F)
GEOG 4210. Fluvial and Hydrological Processes (3) (S)
GEOG 4230. Land Form Analysis (3) (F)
GEOG 4291, 4292, 4293. Supervised Study in Physical Geography (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 4900. Honors Research (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to GEOG honors program)
GEOG 5220. Physical Geography Field Experience (3) (SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 5281, 5282, 5283. Selected Topic in Physical Geography (1,2,3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
21 s.h.
5.
Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

BS IN APPLIED GEOGRAPHY

Minimum degree requirement is 126 s.h. of credit as follows:

1.
General education (See Section 6, Undergraduate Studies, Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree Programs.), including those listed below.
MATH 1065. College Algebra (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:MA) (P: Appropriate score on mathematics placement test)
SPCH 2510. Public Speaking (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA) or SPCH 2520. Business and Professional Communication (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:FA)
42 s.h.
2.
Core (Choose a minimum of 27 s.h. above 2999, including a maximum of 3 s.h. of supervised study in each of the categories below.).
GEOG 4999. Geography Professional Seminar (1) (P: Consent of instructor)
Human (12 s.h. as follows):
GEOG 2100. World Geography: Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO) or GEOG 2110. World Geography: Less Developed Regions (3) (F,S,SS) (GE:SO)
Choose 9 s.h. from:
GEOG 2003. Economic Geography (3) (WI) (F,S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3003. Political Geography (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3004. Urban Geography (3)
GEOG 3046. United States and Canada (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3047. Western Europe (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3049. South America (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3050. Africa (3) (WI) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3051. Asia (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3055. North Carolina (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3056. Middle America (3) (GE:SO)
GEOG 3300. Geographic Images (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4001. Geography of Transportation and Trade (3) (S) (P: GEOG 2003)
GEOG 4050. Human Migration and Global Restructuring (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4320. Gender, Economy, and Development (3) (S)
GEOG 4325. Resources, Population, and Development (3) (WI) (GE:SO) (P: GEOG 2003 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4330. Agricultural Geography (3) (F) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4335. Geography of Tourism (3) (S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4391, 4392, 4393. Supervised Study in Human Geography (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 4900. Honors Research (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to GEOG honors program)
GEOG 5391, 5392, 5393. Seminar in Human Geography (1,2,3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
Physical  (Choose 9 s.h. from the following):
GEOG 2200. Weather and Climate (3) (F,S) (RC: GEOG 2201)
GEOG 3002. Coastal Geography (3) (WI) (S) (P: GEOG 1200 or 4230 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 3220. Soil Properties, Surveys, and Applications (3) (F)
GEOG 3250. Environmental Hazards (3) (F)
GEOG 4210. Fluvial and Hydrological Processes (3) (S)
GEOG 4230. Land Form Analysis (3) (F)
GEOG 4291, 4292, 4293. Supervised Study in Physical Geography (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 4900. Honors Research (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to GEOG honors program)
GEOG 5220. Physical Geography Field Experience (3) (SS) (P: Consent of instructor)
GEOG 5281, 5282, 5283. Selected Topic in Physical Geography (1,2,3) (F,S) (P: Consent of instructor)
Techniques (18 s.h. as follows):
GEOG 2400. Spatial Data Management (3) (F,S) (P: Sophomore standing)  (3) (F,S) (P: Sophomore standing)
GEOG 2500. Map and Aerial Photo Interpretation (3) (F,S,SS)
GEOG 3400. Quantitative Techniques in Geography (3) (F) (P: GEOG 2400; MATH 1065; or equivalent)
Choose 9 s.h. from:
GEOG 3410. Computer Mapping (3) (F,S) (P:GEOG 2400 or equivalent experience)
GEOG 3420. Remote Sensing of the Environment I (3) (F) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 3430. Geographic Information Systems I (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4140. Techniques of Field Geography (3) (S) (P: GEOG 2300; 15 s.h. in GEOG; or department consent)
GEOG 4410. Advanced Cartographic Design and Production (3) (S) (F) (P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent experience)
GEOG 4420. Remote Sensing II (3) (?) (P: GEOG 3420 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4430. Geographic Information Systems II (3) (P: GEOG 3430 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4900. Honors Research (3) (F,S) (P: Admission to GEOG honors program)
Internship:
GEOG 4801, 4802, 4803. Geographic Internship (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) (P: Consent of director of geography internships; consent should be obtained during the semester prior to the internship)
Electives:
GEOG 1000. Introduction to Geography (3) (F,S,SS) or GEOG 4801, 4802, 4803. Geographic Internship (1,2,3) (F,S,SS) or any course listed above that is not being counted.
GEOG 1250. The Water Planet (3) (F,S) (GE:SO)
GEOG 4901. Senior Honors Thesis (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 4900 with a grade of B or higher)
46 s.h.
3.
Cognates.
ENGL 3820 Scientific Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENGL 3860. Introduction to Nonfiction Writing (3) (WI) (F,S) (P: ENGL 1200) or ENGL 3880. Writing for Business and Industry (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200) or ITEC 3290. Technical Writing (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (P: ENGL 1200)
3 s.h.
4.
Minor.
Selected from aerospace, biology, business administration, computer science, economics, geology, industrial technology, information processing, leisure systems studies, military science, planning, public administration, statistics, or any other appropriate minor with consent of the dept chair.
24 s.h.
5.
Electives to complete requirements for graduation.  

GEOGRAPHY MINOR

Minimum requirement for the minor in geography is 24 s.h. of credit as follows:

Minimum of one course from each of the geography categories listed in the BS in applied geography degree, 2., above

Minimum of 6 s.h. of GEOG electives above 2999

GEOGRAPHY HONORS PROGRAM

The honors program in geography is designed for outstanding geography majors who wish additional challenge and recognition in pursuing scholarly work in a sub-field of geography. A student wishing to enter the honors program in geography must be a junior majoring in geography, have a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA, have a minimum 3.3 GPA in geography, and have completed a minimum of 21 s.h. in geography. Exceptions to these requirements may be made at the discretion of the department chairperson. A student in the honors program is encouraged to enroll, as part of her/his regular curriculum, in GEOG 4900 during the second semester of the junior year, and GEOG 4901 in the first semester of the senior year. Each honors student will carry out an extensive program of carefully supervised reading and research in one of the areas of geography, leading to the preparation of a senior honors thesis. To receive honors, a student must complete both GEOG 4900 and GEOG 4901 with at least a B. Further details about the honors program are available in the department office, Brewster A-229.

DEPARTMENTAL CERTIFICATE IN GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE

The course of study for the geographic information science (GIS) certificate provides theoretical and technological competencies that prepare students to develop and manage geographic information projects and to interpret and implement GIS as a decision support system.  The program enhances basic and applied research capacity at the undergraduate level.  A minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA is required for admission.  The student must maintain a B average in the certificate courses to remain in the program and receive the GIS certificate. The certificate requires a minimum of 15 s.h. as follows:

1.
Core.
GEOG 2400. Spatial Data Management (3) (F,S) (P: Sophomore standing)
GEOG 3410. Computer Mapping (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 2400 or equivalent)
GEOG 3420. Remote Sensing of the Environment I (3) (F) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 3430. Geographic Information Systems I (3) (F,S) (P: GEOG 2400 or consent of instructor)
12 s.h.
2.
Electives (Choose from the following.).
GEOG 4410. Advanced Cartographic Design and Production (3) (S) (F) (P: GEOG 3410 or equivalent)
GEOG 4420. Remote Sensing II (3) (S) (P: GEOG 3420 or consent of instructor)
GEOG 4430. Geographic Information Systems II (3) (S) (P: GEOG 3430 or consent of instructor)
3 s.h.

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