The University of Iowa

B.A. in Geography

Professor Heather Sander and students at computer

All majors must complete the following courses. No class may be used toward more than one requirement.

One of these:  

  • 044:001 (GEOG:1010) Introduction to Human Geography (3 s.h.)
  • 044:010 (GEOG:1090) Globalization and Geographic Diversity (3 s.h.)

All of these:

  •   044:003 (GEOG:1020) The Global Environment (3 s.h.)
  •   044:004 (GEOG:1021) The Global Environment (1 s.h.)
  •   044:005 (GEOG:1050) Foundations of GIS (3 s.h.)

One of these, in addition to any course required to fulfill a track requirement: 

  •   044:010 (GEOG:1090) Globalization and Geographic Diversity—if not chosen above (3 s.h.)
  •   044:011 (GEOG:2110) Population Geography (3 s.h.)
  •   044:019 (GEOG:1070) Contemporary Environmental Issues (3 s.h.)
  •   044:030 (GEOG:2910) The Global Economy (3-4 s.h.)
  •   044:055 (GEOG:2130) World Cities  (3 s.h.)
  •   044:060 (GEOG:1060) Geography of Asia (3 s.h.)
  •   044:088 (GEOG:2950) Environmental Conservation (3 s.h.)

One of these, except for students in the GISci track:

  •  044:105 (GEOG:3500) Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing (3 s.h.)
  •  044:109 (GEOG:3540) Introduction to Geographic Visualization (3 s.h.)
  •  044:110 (GEOG:3520) GIS for Environmental Studies: Introduction (3 s.h.)
  •  044:130 (GEOG:3560) Mapping American Cities and Regions (3 s.h.)
  •  044:137 (GEOG:4150) Health and Environment: GIS Applications (3 s.h.)
  •  044:140 (GEOG:5129) Information Systems for Resource Mgmt (3 s.h.)
  •  044:142 (GEOG:4650) Simulation in Environmental Geography (3 s.h.)
  •  044:146 (GEOG:3570) LiDAR: Principles and Applications (3 s.h.)
  •  044:179 (GEOG:3340) System Services: Human Dependence (3 s.h.)
  •  044:180 (GEOG:4010) Field Methods in Physical Geography (3 s.h.)
  •  044:181 (GEOG:4020) Field Methods: Mapping and Mobile Computing (3 s.h.)

One of these: 

  •   044:150 (GEOG:4030) Senior Project Seminar (3 s.h.)—Offered only in the spring
  •   044:151 (GEOG:4990) Senior Thesis (3 s.h.)—by arrangement with a faculty advisor
  •   044:199 (GEOG:4995) Honors Thesis (3 s.h.)—by arrangement with a faculty advisor

 

Statistics for the Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts students must complete a minimum of 3 s.h. in statistics by taking one of the following courses or a statistics course equivalent to or numbered above one of these:

  •   07P:143 (PSQF:4143)/22S:102 (STAT:4143) Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 s.h.)
  •   22S:008 (STAT:1030) Statistics for Business (4 s.h.)
  •   22S:025 (STAT:1020) /07P:025 (PSQF:1020) Elementary Statistics and Inference (3 s.h.)
  •   22S:039 (STAT:2020) Probability & Statistics for the Engineering & Physical Sciences (3 s.h.)
  •   22S:101 (STAT:3510) Biostatistics (3 s.h.)
  •   22S:130 (STAT:2010) Introduction to Mathematical Statistics I (3 s.h.)

Track Requirements

In addition, all majors must complete one of the four programs of study described above under Health and Society, Environmental Studies, or Geographic Information Science (GISsci)  Students should pay close attention to prerequisites for the upper-level courses in each sequence so that they can develop and complete their programs in a timely fashion.

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