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Geography - Environmental 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

41.101 World Physical Geography

41.105 Environmental Issues and Choices

41.250 Elements of Planning

41.301 Water Resources Management

41.302 Land Resources Management

41.350 Advanced Planning

41.360 Principles of GIS I

41.497 Internship in Planning

41.498 Applied Planning Seminar

51.100 Environmental Geology

Electives - A minimum of three courses, 9 or 10 credits total, must be selected from the following:

41.303 Soil Resources Management

41.304 Environmental Valuation

41.305 Environmental Risks and Hazards

41.315 Geography of Recreation, Tourism and Sport

41.358 Environmental Conservation

41.380 Dams, Reservoirs, and Rivers

41.386 U.S. Public Lands: Geography, Politics and Management

51.370 Hydrology

55.250 Wetlands Ecology

Skills and Tools (18-19 credits total)

Required courses:

25.103 Public Speaking

41.240 Writing for Environmental Careers

44.120 U.S. Government

53.141 Introduction to Statistics

Choose two from the following four courses

41.242 Map Skills

41.264 Applied Cartography

41.361 Principles of GIS II

51.320 Remote Sensing of the Earth