COURSE TITLE S.H.
FIRST YEAR REQUIREMENT -STUDENT SUCCESS
YSU 1500Success Seminar1-2
or SS 1500 Strong Start Success Seminar
or HONR 1500 Intro to Honors
General Education Requirements
ENGL 1550Writing 13-4
or ENGL 1549 Writing 1 with Support
ENGL 1551Writing 23
CMST 1545Communication Foundations (Mathematics requirement)3
Mathematics requirement
STAT 2601Introductory Statistics3
or MATH 2623 Quantitative Reasoning
or STAT 2625 Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model.
Arts and Humanities (6 s.h.)6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, 1 with lab) (6-7 s.h.)
GEOG 1503Physical Geography (required for major)3
Natural Science elective4
Social Science (6 s.h.)
GEOG 2626World Geography3
or GEOG 2640 Human Geography
Social Science elective3
Social and Personal Awareness (6 s.h.)6
Foreign Language Requirement
FNLG 1550Elementary Foreign Language4
FNLG 2600Intermediate Foreign Language4
MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
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.
GEOG 1503Physical Geography3
GEOG 2611Geospatial Foundations3
GEOG 3701Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 3702Introduction to Remote Sensing3
GEOG 4890Geography Capstone3
Select one of the following courses (3 s.h.):3
World Geography
Human Geography
Regional Geography - Select one course from the following (3 s.h.):3
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.):3
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Advanced Remote Sensing
Select two additional courses from the following (6 s.h.):6
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.):
CSIS 1590Survey of Computer Science and Information Systems3
CSIS 1595Fundamentals of Programming and Problem- Solving 13
CSIS 3722Development of Databases3
Select one of the following courses which satisfies the General Education MATH requirement:3-4
Introductory Statistics
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
Quantitative Reasoning
Minor18
Electives to meet 120 hours8
Total Semester Hours117-120
Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
SpringS.H.
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
Fall
YSU 1500 Success Seminar 1
ENGL 1550
Writing 1
or Writing 1 with Support
3-4
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
Mathematics Requirement 3-4
Introductory Statistics  
or  
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning  
or  
Quantitative Reasoning  
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
 Semester Hours14-16
Year 2
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
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
Year 3
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
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
Year 4
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
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 2
 Semester Hours14
 Total Semester Hours120-122

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.