Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography (Environmental Geography)

Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography (Environmental Geography)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
8 hours of Life and Physical Sciences (2 courses beyond the Core Curriculum)8
MAJOR
Environmental Geography10
Weather and Climate 1
Environmental Geography
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Human Geography - Select one of the following: 23
People, Place and the Envrnmt
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia
Core of Concentration- Select three of the following:9-10
Sustainable Development
Hydrology and Water Resources
Conservation of Natural Res
Geomorphology
Geographic Techniques - Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Geographic Info Sys
Field Studies
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Applied Geographic Info Systms
GIS Programming
Remote Sensing
Advanced Geography Electives6
Advanced Human Geography Elective 36
Advanced Electives 412
Minor (required)18
Total Hours120-122
Advance Human Geography Elective Courses 3
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography3
GEOG 3352Tourism Geography3
GEOG 3359Regional Geography:US & Canada3
GEOG 4351Economic Geography3
GEOG 4356Urban Geography3
GEOG 4357Population Geography3
First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area II3Component Area III4
Component Area IX1Advanced Electives43
GEOG 1300, 2355, or 23563ENGL 130213
ENGL 130113HIST 130153
GEOG 140124MATH 13693
 14 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III4Component Area IV3
Component Area V3GEOG Techniques Course83-4
Major Concentration Core63Life and Physical Science94
HIST 130253Minor Course3
POLS 230573POLS 230673
 16 16-17
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG 2320 or 23413Component Area VIII3
GEOG 33013Advanced Elective43
Life and Physical Science94GEOG Advanced Elective3
Minor Course6Major Cooncentration Core66-7
 16 15-16
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area IX3Advanced Elective43
Advanced Elective43Advanced HUMAN GEOG Elective103
Advanced HUMAN GEOG Elective103GEOG Advanced Elective3
Minor Course (advanced)3Minor Course (advanced)6
 12 15
Total Hours: 120-122
Geographic Techniques Courses 8
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys4
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4365Applied Geographic Info Systms3
GEOG 4367GIS Programming3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
Advance Human Geography Elective Courses 10
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography3
GEOG 3352Tourism Geography3
GEOG 3359Regional Geography:US & Canada3
GEOG 4351Economic Geography3
GEOG 4356Urban Geography3
GEOG 4357Population Geography3

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in Geography (Environmental Geography) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Understanding of environmental patterns, problems, forces.
  • Environmental modeling.
  • GIS & map design and analysis.
  • Land use analysis.
  • Technical writing.