COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirement
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
Introductory Statistics
Quantitative Reasoning
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
General Education Knowledge Domains
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model.
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, one must include a lab)7
NS Required of the major:
Physical Geography
Social Sciences6
World Geography
Human Geography
Social and Personal Awareness6
LASS 1510Exploring Critical Questions in LASS3
Foreign Language Requirement8
At least 21 s.h. of GEOG courses must be at the 3700-level or above. Grade of C or better is required. Courses cannot be taken CR/NC and cannot count towards both the major and minor.
Required Courses (15 s.h.):
Physical Geography
Geospatial Foundations
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Geography Capstone
Select one of the following courses (3 s.h.):
World Geography
Human Geography
Regional Geography - Select one course from the following (3 s.h.):
Geography of South America
Geography of Middle America
Geography of Europe
Geography of the United States
Geography of Ohio
Topics in Regional Geography
International Area Study
Select one course from the following (3 s.h.):
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Advanced Remote Sensing
Select two additional courses from the following (6 s.h.):
Thematic Map Design and Symbolization
Field Methods in Geography
GIS Applications for the Social Sciences
GIS Applications for the Natural Sciences
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Advanced Remote Sensing
Geography Internship
Seminar in Geography
Global Positioning Systems and GIScience
3D Modeling and GIS
Directed Research in Geography
Select one 3 s.h. GEOG course at the 3700-level or higher3
Four Required Support Courses (12-13 s.h.):
Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 1
Development of Databases
Select one of the following courses which satisfies the General Education MATH requirement:
Introductory Statistics
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning
Total Hours Required for the Degree = 120
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
LASS 1510 Exploring Critical Questions in LASS 3
Mathematics Requirement 3-4
Introductory Statistics  
or  
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning  
or  
Quantitative Reasoning  
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours16-17
Spring
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
GEOG 2611 Geospatial Foundations 3
GEOG 2626
World Geography
or Human Geography
3
Arts and Humanities 15XX/26XX Course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
GEOG 3701 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 3
GEOG 3702 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3
Social Science 15XX/26XX course 3
Natural Science 15XX/26XX level course w/lab 4
CSIS 1590 Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX- level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX- level course 3
Arts and Humanties 15XX/26XX level course 3
CSIS 1595 Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 1 3
GEOG 37XX Regional Geography Elective 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
GEOG 4801
Advanced Geographic Information Science
or Advanced Remote Sensing
3
Social Science 15XX/26XX course 3
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX- level course 3
CSIS 3722 Development of Databases 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Minor 15XX/26XX- level course 3
GEOG Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX- level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX- level course 3
Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
GEOG 4890 Geography Capstone 3
Minor 37XX/48XX- level course 3
GIS Elective GEOG 37XX/48XX/58XX- level course 3
GEOG Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Minor 37XX/48XX- level course 3
GEOG 37XX- level or higher elective 3
GIS Elective GEOG 37XX/48XX/58XX- level course 3
Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
Elective 37XX/48XX- level course 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours123-124

Learning Outcomes

Geography majors, upon fulfilling the requirements of the major, will:

  •  Demonstrate understanding of the fundamental themes of human and physical geography:  region, movement, human/environmental interaction, landscape, and place.
  •  Demonstrate understanding of spatial patterns and processes in the human and physical environment.
  •  Effectively use, analyze, and interpret maps and other graphic representations of geographic information.
  •  Be proficient in geographic methods and techniques such as cartography, GIScience, remote sensing, and field methods.
  •  Effectively communicate geographic information in written and oral forms.
  •  Complete a research proposal that requires synthesis of relevant literature and development  of a viable geographic research project.

In addition to the above, students completing the GIS/RS Track or a Certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology will:

  •  Demonstrate proficiency in one or more applications of geospatial technology:  geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing.