UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Degree Requirements

Geography Major

Geography Emphasis

Geography Major - Geography Emphasis


36 Total Credits


Required Core Courses: 15 credits
GEOG 110 Physical Environment: Patterns and Systems 3 cr.
GEOG 120 Human Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 240 United States 3 cr.
GEOG 250 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 3 cr.
GEOG 401 Senior Seminar 3 cr.

Statistics Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 365 Quantitative Analysis 3 cr.
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts 3 cr.
MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics 3 cr.
SOCI 250 Social Statistics 3 cr.

Directed Electives: 6 credits
Regional Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 340 Europe 3 cr.
GEOG 342 Latin America 3 cr.
GEOG 344 Asia and Oceana 3 cr.
Systematic Course - Choose 3 credits from the following:
GEOG 212 Weather and Climate 3 cr.
GEOG 220 Economic Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 237 Poverty in the U.S. 3 cr.
GEOG 265 Spatial Justice 3 cr.
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 360 GIS: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methods in Geography and GIS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 378 Semester Abroad Research 3-6 cr.
GEOG 379 Geography Internship 3-12 cr.
GEOG 389 Special Topics in Geography 1-3 cr.
GEOG 412 Advanced Climatology 3 cr.
GEOG 428 Political Geography 3 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 460 GIS: Analysis and Modeling 3 cr.
GEOG 490 Readings in Geography 1-3 cr.
GEOG 499 Independent Study 1-2 cr.
POLS 322 Politics of American Cities 3 cr.

Electives: 12 credits
Select from courses listed in Directed Electives above. At least one course selected must be at the 400 level.

GIS Emphasis

Geography Major - GIS Emphasis

 

39 Total Credits


Required Core Courses: 27 cr..

Geographic Information Science
GEOG 250 Intro to Geographic Information Science 3 cr.
GEOG 351 Map Design 3 cr.
GEOG 360 GIS: Theory and Methods 3 cr.
GEOG 401 Senior Seminar 3 cr.
GEOG 460 GIS: Analysis and Modeling 3 cr.

Computer Science
CSIS 161 Programming I 3 cr. *
CSIS 162 Programming II 3 cr.
CSIS 235 Object Oriented Programming 3 cr.
* MATH 146 is a prerequisite for CSIS 161 and therefore also required. This course fulfills the General Education Mathematics Requirement.

Statistics Course - Choose 3 cr. from the following:
GEOG 365 Quantitative Analysis
MATH 216 Elementary Statistical Concepts
MATH 226 Fundamentals of Statistics
SOCI 250 Social Statistics

Elective Courses - Choose 9 cr. from the following:
ART 121 2D Design Foundation 3 cr.
ART 131 Drawing I 3 cr.
ART 241 Graphic Design I 3 cr.
CSIS 225 Web Development I 3 cr.
CSIS 237 Data Structure and Algorithm 3 cr.
CSIS 247 Intro to Computer Networks 3 cr.
CSIS 248 Operatinv Systems Programming 3 cr.
CSIS 333 Data Base Management Systemes 3 cr.
ESM 333 Remote Sensing of Natural Resources 3 cr.
ESM 363 GIS Applications in Resource Management 3 cr.
GEOG 366 Field Methods in Geography and GIS 3 cr.
GEOG 368 Digital Image Processing 3 cr.
GEOG 379 Geography Internship 3-12 cr.
GEOG 455 Advanced Map Design 3 cr.
GENG 235 Surveying 3 cr.
GENG 236 Advanced Surveying 3 cr.

Geography and Geographic Information Science

344 Kleinpell Fine Arts
715-425-3264
geography@uwrf.edu
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Faculty and Staff
 

Matt Dooley, Professor and Chair
Charles Rader, Professor
John Heppen, Professor
Geoff Force, Lecturer
Katie Possehl, Academic Department Associate