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Undergraduate Degree Requirements

Geography B.S. Degree

Course Requirements

This program is offered through the College of Science.
Required course work includes the university requirements (see regulation J-3) and:

  • Geog 100 Physical Geography and Geog 100L (4 cr)
  • Geog 165 Human Geography (3 cr)
  • Geog 200 World Regional Geography (3 cr)
  • Geog 313 Global Climate Change (3 cr)
  • Geog 385 GIS Primer (3 cr)
  • Geog 390 Geographic Visualization (3 or 4 cr)
  • Geog 493 Senior Seminar in Geography (3 cr)
  • Math 143 Pre-calculus and Analytic Geometry (3 cr)
  • Stat 251 Statistical Methods (3 cr)
  • Engl 313 Business Writing or Engl 317 Technical Writing (3 cr)

View sample syllabi for all Geography courses

Students must also choose 3 credits from the following courses in human geography:

  • Geog 260 Introduction to Geopolitics (3 cr)
  • Geog 330 Urban Geography (3 cr)
  • Geog 350 Geography of Development (3 or 4 cr)
  • Geog 360 Population Dynamics and Distribution (3 or 4 cr)
  • Geog 365 Political Geography (3 cr)
  • Geog 345 Global Economic Geography (3 cr)

Students must also choose 3 credits from the following courses in physical geography:

  • Geog 301 Meteorology (3 cr)
  • Geog 401 Climatology (3 cr)
  • Geog 410 Biogeography (3 cr)
  • Geog 412 Applied Meteorology and Climatology (3 cr)
  • Geog 450 Global Environmental Change (3 cr)

Students must also choose 3 credits from the following courses in human-environment interactions:

  • Geog 411 Natural Hazards and Society (3 cr)
  • Geog 420 Land, Resources and Environment (3 cr)
  • Geog 435 Climate Change Mitigation (3 cr)
  • Geog 455 Societal Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Change (3 cr)
  • Geog 488 Geography of Energy Systems (3 cr)

Any courses with the GEOG prefix qualify for the 6 additional credits – including all courses listed in Human and Physical section above or any courses taken to complete requirements for the Climate Change Minor or GIS certificate. Some of these include:

  • Geog 407 Spatial Statistics and Modeling (3 cr)
  • Geog 424 Hydrologic Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing (3 cr)
  • Geog 475 Intermediate GIS (3 cr)
  • Geog 479 GIS Programming (3 cr)
  • Geog 483 Remote Sensing/GIS Integration (3 cr)

Students interested in obtaining more depth in any of the departmental focus areas (Geographic Information Science (GIS), spatial analysis, physical science and the environment, regional/global development) are encouraged to discuss with their advisor recommended courses in Geography and other departments appropriate to those depth areas.

Contact

Physical Address:
McClure Hall 201

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive, MS 3021
Moscow, ID 83844-3021

Phone: 208-885-6216

Email: geography@uidaho.edu

Web: Department of Geography