Geography and Sustainable Development- Bachelor of Arts

Geography and Sustainable Development majors integrate the social and natural sciences to address 21st century social, economic, and environmental challenges. They synthesize geographic information using qualitative and quantitative techniques, including geospatial mapping technologies and data science. Students apply critical thinking, communication, and technical skills through individualized research and field experiences. They are prepared for purposeful careers in sustainable development and policy; environment and natural resource management; culture, citizenship and social justice; and geospatial techniques and applications.

Program Requirements

(36 semester hours)

Geography and Sustainable Development Foundations9-10
Global Forces, Local Diversity
World Regional Geography: Patterns and Issues
Earth's Physical Environment
Geographic Perspectives on the Environment
Global Change
Geospatial Analysis and Techniques6-7
Mapping a Changing World
Regional Physical Environments
Geographic Information Systems
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Statistics
Sustainable Development Perspectives3
Choose one from the following.
Geography of Urban Diversity
Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Conservation
Geography of the Global Economy
Geography and Gender
Political Geography
Introduction to Environment and Sustainability
Place and Region3-6
Choose one from the following.
Geographic Field Study Abroad
Tropical Ecosystems of Costa Rica
Tropical Marine Ecology
The Rise of Industrialism in East Asia
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
Native American Women
Indigenous Peoples and Their Sacred Lands
Applications and Areas of Focus12
Select at least 12 hours from any of the following:
Sustainable Development and Policy
Geography of the Silk Road (The Heart of Asia)
Women, Gender, and the Environment
Urban and Regional Planning
Urban Geography
Advanced Urban and Regional Planning
Land Use, Law and the State: Geographic Perspectives
Global Periphery's Urbanization
Global Poverty
Environment and Natural Resource Management
Global Perspectives on Natural Disasters
Geomorphology
Hydrogeography
Watershed Management
Soil Geography
Global Plant Diversity
Ecoregions of North America
Women, Gender, and the Environment
Culture, Citizenship, and Social Justice
Geography and Gender
Native American Women
Political Geography
Indigenous Peoples and Their Sacred Lands
Race, Urban Change, and Conflict in America
Global Cities, World Economy
Citizenship and the City
Global Periphery's Urbanization
Global Poverty
Geospatial Applications
Geographic Information Systems
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Python Programming for ArcGIS
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Geographic Information Systems for Criminal Justice
Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing
Capstone Experience3-4
Senior Seminar
Urban Field Experience
Total Credit Hours36-42

Note: Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Sustainable Development meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing the following courses:GEO 211 and GEO 491.