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:  

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

All of these:

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

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

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

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

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

One of these: 

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

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

Or this sequence:

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

Or this sequence:

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

And one of these:

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

Option 2

One of these:

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

And one of these pairs:

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

See also: