Geography

B.S. with Major in Geography - Community and Urban Development Emphasis 

B.S. with Major in Geography - Environmental Geography Emphasis

B.S. with Major in Geography - Geographic Education Emphasis - Teacher Licensure

B.S. with Major in Geography - Community and Urban Development Emphasis

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
GEOG 151 Human Geography 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Geography Electives 3
(from Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, History and/or other social sciences)  
Essential Studies Elective: Social Science 3
 Credits15
Second Semester
GEOG 121 Global Physical Environment 3
GEOG 121L Global Physical Environment Laboratory 1
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3
Geography Elective 3
(from Geography, Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, History and/or other social sciences)  
Essential Studies Elective: Math, Science and Technology--other than Geography 3
Essential Studies Elective: Fine Arts and Humanities 3
 Credits16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
GEOG 262 Geography of North America I (or other geography course in consultation with advisor) 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies Elective: Fine Arts and Humanities 3
 
Geography Elective 3
(from Economics, Finance, Public Administration, Anthropology, Sociology, History and/or other social sciences)  
General Elective 3
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Second Semester
General Electives 13
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
Essential Studies Elective: Fine Arts and Humanities 3
 
 Credits16
Junior Year
First Semester
GEOG 322
Environmental Hazards (If taking GEOG 374 also take GEOG 374L)
or Environmental Remote Sensing
3
GEOG 352
Economic Geography
or Community Development
3
GEOG 377 Quantitative Applications in Geography 2
GEOG 377L Spatial Analysis Laboratory 1
GEOG 471 Cartography and Visualization 2
GEOG 471L Cartography and Visualization Laboratory 1
General Elective 3
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Second Semester
GEOG 457 Urban Geography and Planning 3
GEOG 474 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GEOG 474L GIS Laboratory 1
GEOG 459
Population Geography ( (or 2-3 credits of GEOG 300))
or Regional Geography
3
General Electives 6
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Senior Year
First Semester
GEOG 458
Community Development
or Economic Geography
3
General Electives 12
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Second Semester
GEOG 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3
General Electives 10
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits13
 Total Credits120

You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area).


You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.

B.S. with Major in Geography - Environmental Geography Emphasis

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
GEOG 121 Global Physical Environment 3
GEOG 121L Global Physical Environment Laboratory 1
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Geography Electives 6
(from Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Math and/or Physics)  
 Credits16
Spring
GEOG 151 Human Geography 3
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Social Sciences--other than Geography)  
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Fine Arts and Humanities)  
Geography Elective 3
(from Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Math and/or Physics)  
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
GEOG 262 Geography of North America I ( or any approved Essential Studies course that carries U.S. Diversity (U) credit) 3
Geography Elective 3
(from Atmospheric Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Civil Engineering, Geology and Geological Engineering, Math and/or Physics)  
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Fine Arts and Humanities)  
General Elective 3
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Spring
General Electives 11
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Fine Arts and Humanities)  
 Credits14
Junior Year
Fall
GEOG 471 Cartography and Visualization 2
GEOG 471L Cartography and Visualization Laboratory 1
GEOG 322
Environmental Hazards
or Selected Topics in Physical Geography
3
GEOG 374
Environmental Remote Sensing GEOG 352 is 3 credits
or Economic Geography
2
GEOG 374L Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory Only if taking GEOG 374 1
General Electives 6
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 474 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GEOG 474L GIS Laboratory 1
GEOG 334
Climatology
or Selected Topics in Physical Geography
3
GEOG 475
Digital Image Processing
or Urban Geography and Planning
3
General Electives 6
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
GEOG 377 Quantitative Applications in Geography 2
GEOG 377L Spatial Analysis Laboratory 1
General Electives 12
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3
General Electives 12
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area).


You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.

B.S. with Major in Geography - Geographic Education Emphasis - Teacher Licensure

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
GEOG 151 Human Geography 3
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Social Sciences--other than Geography)  
Note: Geography students seeking secondary licensure must have a geography education adviser in the Geography Department ind an adviser in the Department of Teaching and Learning.  
 Credits15
Second Semester
GEOG 121 Global Physical Environment 3
GEOG 121L Global Physical Environment Laboratory 1
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
Essential Studies Electives 9
(from Fine Arts and Humanities)  
 Credits16
Sophomore Year
First Semester
GEOG 271 The Power of Maps 3
GEOG 352 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 377 Quantitative Applications in Geography 2
GEOG 377L Spatial Analysis Laboratory 1
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Math, Science and Technology)  
Essential Studies Elective 3
(from Fine Arts and Humanitites)  
 Credits15
Second Semester
T&L 250 Introduction to Education 3
Essential Studies Elective 4
(from Math, Science and Technology--recommended are GEOG 134 and 134L)  
Geography Electives 7
(From the list of approved Geography electives for Education Emphasis--see your advisor for recommendations)  
 Credits14
Junior Year
First Semester
T&L 339 Educational Technology 2
T&L 345 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment 3
T&L 350 Development and Education of the Adolescent 3
Geography Electives 3
(from the list of approved Geography electives for Education Emphasis--see your advisor for recommendations)  
General Electives 3
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits14
Second Semester
GEOG 386 Geography Education Field Placement 1-3
GEOG 419 Methods and Materials of Teaching Middle and Secondary School in Geographic Education 3
T&L 432 Learning Environments 3
T&L 486 Field Experience 1-4
General Electives 6
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits14-19
Senior Year
First Semester
T&L 433 Multicultural Education 3
T&L 319 Integrating Diverse Needs in Educational Settings 3
General Electives 9
(from Geography or another department--see your advisor for a list of recommended courses)  
 Credits15
Second Semester
T&L 487 Student Teaching 13
T&L 488 Senior Seminar 1
GEOG 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3
 Credits17
 Total Credits120-125

You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area).


You must complete enough electives to bring total credit hours up to the 125. Special Emphasis courses can fulfill an essential studies requirement (example-History 104, US History, will count toward the US Diversity as well as the Humanities area). Please Note: Every student must fulfill all University, Departmental, and Essential Studies requirements.

Office of the Registrar

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Fax: 701.777.2696

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264 Centennial Drive Stop 8382
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8382