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 Lab 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:1060 (044:060) Geography of Asia: From Japan to Pakistan 3 s.h.
GEOG:1070 (044:019) Contemporary Environmental Issues 3 s.h.
GEOG:1090 (044:010) Globalization and Geographic Diversity (if not chosen above) 3 s.h.
GEOG:2110 (044:011) Population Geography: Societies in Flux 3 s.h.
GEOG:2130 (044:055) World Cities 3 s.h.
GEOG:2910 (044:030) The Global Economy 3 s.h.
GEOG:2950 (044:088) Environmental Conservation 3 s.h.

One of these (not required for GISci track students):

GEOG:3340 (044:179) Ecosystem Services: Human Dependence on Natural Systems 3 s.h.
GEOG:3500 (044:105) Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing 3 s.h.
GEOG:3520 (044:110) GIS for Environmental Studies 3 s.h.
GEOG:3540 (044:109) Introduction to Geographic Visualization 3 s.h.
GEOG:3560 (044:130) Spatial Analyses of Wind Energy 3 s.h.
GEOG:3570 (044:146) Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR): Principles and Applications 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.
GEOG:4150 (044:137) Health and Environment: GIS Applications 3 s.h.
GEOG:4650 (044:142) Simulation in Environmental Geography 3 s.h.
GEOG:5129 (044:140) Information Systems for Resource Management 3 s.h.

One of these:

GEOG:4030 (044:150) Senior Project Seminar 3 s.h.
GEOG:4995 (044:199) Honors Thesis (must enroll for 3 s.h.) arr.

Senior Project Seminar [GEOG:4030 (044:150)] is offered only in spring semesters. Students who choose GEOG:4995 (044:199) Honors Thesis must make arrangements with a faculty advisor.

One of these (at least 1 s.h. required):

GEOG:3400 (044:117) Iowa Environmental Policy in Practice 3 s.h.
GEOG:3992 (044:195) Undergraduate Research (including through ICIGO or independent research) arr.
CCP:1201 (409:201) Academic Internship 1-3 s.h.

The Department of Geographical and Sustainability Sciences is a participant in the University's internship program, which provides opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to participate in paid and unpaid activities related to their academic programs. The Pomerantz Career Center works with students to develop appropriate internships.

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:4143 (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:

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

Option 2

One of these:

PSQF:4143 (07P:143)/STAT:4143 (22S:102) Introduction to Statistical Methods 3 s.h.
STAT:2010 (22S:030) Statistical Methods and Computing 3 s.h.

And one of these sequences:

MATH:1440 (22M:015) & MATH:1460 (22M:016) Mathematics for the Biological Sciences - Calculus for the Biological Sciences 8 s.h.
MATH:1550 (22M:031) & MATH:1560 (22M:032) Engineering Mathematics I: Single Variable Calculus - Engineering Mathematics II: Multivariable Calculus 8 s.h.
MATH:1850 (22M:025) & MATH:1860 (22M:026) Calculus I-II 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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