Geography Major

Geography Major - Liberal Arts: 37 Total Credits

(without a GIS/Cartography Minor)

Required Core Courses: 19 cr. hrs.
GEOG 110 Physical Environment: Patterns and Systems 3 cr.
GEOG 111 Lab for Physical Environment: Patterns and Systems 1 cr.
GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 240 United States 3 cr.
GEOG 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GISci) 3 cr.
GEOG 365 Quantitative Techniques for Geographers 3 cr.
GEOG 401 Senior Colloquium in Geography 3 cr.
Directed Electives 6 cr. hrs.
Regional Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 241 Wisconsin 3 cr.
GEOG 242 Canada 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.
Systematic Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 212 Weather and Climate 3 cr.
GEOG 213 Landforms of North America 3 cr.
GEOG 214 World Patterns of Plants and Animals 3 cr.
GEOG 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 237 Poverty in the United States 3 cr.
GEOG 316 The Physical Environment of Urban Areas 3 cr.
GEOG 324 Historical Geography of the United States 3 cr.
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 360 Geographic Information Systems: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methods & GPS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 378 Semester Abroad 3-6 cr.
GEOG 379 Geography Internship 3-12 cr.
GEOG 385 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the American Frontier 3 cr.
GEOG 389 Topics in Geography .5-3 cr.
GEOG 412 Advanced Climatology 3 cr.
GEOG 428 Political Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 460 Geographic Information Systems: Analysis and Modeling 3 cr.
GEOG 490 Readings in Geography 1-3 cr.
GEOG 499 Independent Study 1-2 cr.
Electives: 12 cr. hrs.
Must be numbered 200 and above with at least one numbered 400 or above, see courses listed in Directed Electives above.

Geography Major - Liberal Arts with a GIS Cartography Minor

Major Requirements 37 Total Credits

Required Core Courses: 16 cr. hrs.
GEOG 110 Physical Environment: Patterns and Systems 3 cr.
GEOG 111 Lab for Physical Environment: Patterns and Systems 1 cr.
GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 240 United States 3 cr.
GEOG 365 Quantitative Techniques in Geography & Cartography 3 cr.
GEOG 401 Senior Colloquium in Geography 3 cr.

Directed Electives 6 cr. hrs.

Regional Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 241 Wisconsin 3 cr.
GEOG 242 Canada 3 cr.
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 343 Africa 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceania 3 cr.

Systematic Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 212 Weather and Climate 3 cr.
GEOG 213 Landforms of North America 3 cr.
GEOG 214 World Patterns of Plants and Animals 3 cr.
GEOG 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 237 Poverty in the United States 3 cr.
GEOG 316 The Physical Environment of Urban Areas 3 cr.
GEOG 324 Historical Geography of the United States 3 cr.
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 360 Geographic Information Systems: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methods & GPS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 378 Semester Abroad 3-6 cr.
GEOG 379 Geography Internship 3-12 cr.
GEOG 385 Interdisciplinary Seminar on the American Frontier 3 cr.
GEOG 389 Topics in Geography .5-3 cr.
GEOG 412 Advanced Climatology 3 cr.
GEOG 428 Political Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 460 Geographic Information Systems: Analysis and Modeling 3 cr.
GEOG 490 Readings in Geography 1-3 cr.
GEOG 499 Independent Study 1-2 cr.

Electives: 15 cr. hrs.

Must be numbered 200 and above with at least one numbered 400 or above, see courses listed in Directed Electives above.