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Geography - Urban and Regional Planning (B.A.)

Administered by Geography and Geosciences

Effective Fall 2010

In addition to 54 semester hours of general education requirements, a total of 30 to 60 semester hours is required for a major in geography. The balance of hours toward the 120-hour university requirement for a bachelor's degree is made up of elective courses

Core Courses: All Required

GEOG.101 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)

GEOG.221 Economic Geography (3)

GEOG.250 Elements of Planning (3)

GEOG.350 Advanced Planning (3)

GEOG.360 Principles of GIS I (3)

GEOG.497 Internship in Planning (12)

GEOG.498 Applied Planning Seminar (3)

Electives (choose 3 from the following courses)

GEOG.301 Water Resource Management (3)

GEOG.302 Land Resources Management (3)

GEOG.303 Soil Resources Management (4)

GEOG.304 Environmental Valuation (3)

GEOG.315 Geography of Recreation, Tourism and Sport (3)

GEOG.358 Environmental Conservation (3)

GEOG.363 Urban Geography (3)

GEOSCI.100 Environmental Geology (3)

Skills and Tools (15 or 16 credits total)

COMMSTUD.103 Public Speaking (3)

GEOG.240 Writing for Environmental Careers (3)

MATH.141 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Choose two from the following four courses:

GEOG.242 Map Use and Analysis (3)

GEOG.264 Applied Cartography (4)

GEOG.361 Principles of GIS II (3)

GEOSCI.350 Remote Sensing of the Earth (3)

Cognate Areas (12 credits total)

Economics (choose at least one from the following four courses)

ECONOMIC.121 Principles of Economics I (3)

ECONOMIC.122 Principles of Economics II (3)

ECONOMIC.316 Urban Economics (3)

ECONOMIC.410 Public Finance (3)

Political Science (required)

POLISCI.120 United States Government (3)

POLISCI.452 State and Local Government (3)

Sociology (choose at least one from the following courses)

SOC.211 Principles of Sociology (3)

SOC.213 Contemporary Social Problems (3)

SOC.316 Urban Sociology (3)

SOC.457 Sociology of Community (3)

SOC.468 Social Service Planning (3)