The University of Iowa

B.S. in Geography

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/Math for Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science students must earn a minimum of 9 s.h. in statistics/mathematics by completing one of the following options or courses equivalent to or numbered above these.

Option 1

This sequence:

  • 07P:143 (PSQF:5143)/22S:102 (STAT:4143) Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 s.h.)
  • 07P:243 (PSQF:6243)/22S:148 (STAT:6513) Intermediate Statistical Methods (4 s.h.)

Or this sequence:

  •   171:161 (BIOS:5110) Introduction to Biostatistics (3 s.h.)
  •   171:162 (BIOS:5120) Design and Analysis of Biomedical Studies (3 s.h.)

Or this sequence:

  •   22S:030 (STAT:2010) Statistical Methods and Computing (3 s.h.)
  •   22S:152 (STAT:3200) Applied Linear Regression (3 s.h.)

And one of these:

  •   012:178 (GEOS:4870) Applied Geostatistics (3 s.h.)
  •   22M:016 (MATH:1460) Calculus for the Biological Sciences (4 s.h.)
  •   22M:017 (MATH:1380) Calculus and Matrix Algebra for Business (4 s.h.)
  •   22M:025 (MATH:1850) Calculus I (4 s.h.)
  •   22M:031 (MATH:1550) Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus (4 s.h.)

Option 2

One of these:

  • 22S:030 (STAT:2010) Statistical Methods and Computing (3 s.h)
  • 7P:143 (PSQF:4143)/22S:102 (STAT:5543) Introduction to Statistical Methods (3 s.h.)

And one of these pairs:

  • 22M:015 (MATH:1440)-22M:016 (MATH:1460) Mathematics for the Biological Sciences - Calculus for the Biological Sciences (10 s.h.)
  • 22M:025 (MATH:1850)-22M:026 (MATH:1860) Calculus I-II (10 s.h.)
  • 22M:031 (MATH 1550)-22M:032 (MATH 1550) Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus - Engineering Mathematics II: Multivariable Calculus (8 s.h.)

Track Requirements

In addition, all geography majors must complete one of the four programs of study described above under Health and SocietyEnvironmental 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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