Geography - Bachelor of Science

The department offers two concentrations for the major in Geography, please see below for more information.

Concentration: Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS &T)

The Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) Concentration offers a solid foundation in geographic thought and human and physical geography, and provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in spatial analysis and modeling through the use of geographic information systems and remote sensing tools and concepts. Preparation for advanced studies is also provided.

Departmental Requirements
GEOG 111GGeography of the Natural Environment4
GEOG 112GWorld Regional Geography3
or GEOG 120G Culture and Environment
GEOG 281Map Use: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation3
GEOG 373Introduction to Remote Sensing4
GEOG 381Cartography and Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 481Fundamentals of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS & T)4
GEOG 482Geodatabase Design3
Select 6-7 credits from the following:6-7
System Design for Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T)3
Advanced Remote Sensing4
GIS and Water Resources3
Special Topics1-3
GIS&T Applications and Modeling3
Select 9-10 credits from the following: 19-10
Physical Geography (PG)
Fundamentals of Biogeography3
Geomorphology3
Climatology3
Landscape Ecology4
Human Geography (HG)
Economic Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Urban Geography3
Transportation Geography3
Human Environment Geography (HEG)
Select one from the following:3
New Mexico and the American West3
U.S. National Parks3
Geography of Latin America3
Europe3
Field Explorations in Geography3
Non-Departmental Requirements
Select one from each of the following 3 categories:3
Choose a Statistics class
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (or)3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (or)3
Statistical Applications3
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
or ENGL 318G Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
MATH 142GCalculus for the Biological and Management Sciences3
or MATH 190G Trigonometry and Precalculus
Second Language Requirement4-18
Electives
Select sufficient electives to total 120 credits, including 48 upper-division credits.51
Total Credits107-123
1

Select either one Physical Geography (PG) class and two Human Geography (HG) classes, OR two Physical Geography (PG) classes and one Human Geography (HG) class.

Second Language Requirement

Option 1

Complete up to 112 (for non- native speakers; this course may require a 111 course as a prerequisite); or up to 113 (for heritage speakers)

Option 2

Complete six additional upper division credits in Geography beyond the major requirements.

Concentration: Human/Environment Relationships (HER)

The Human Environment Relationships Concentration offers a solid foundation in geographic thought and geospatial analysis and provides students with advanced knowledge and skills for assessing human and environmental systems and the coupled and complex interactions between people and the environment. Preparation for advanced graduate studies is also provided.

Departmental Requirements
GEOG 111GGeography of the Natural Environment4
GEOG 112GWorld Regional Geography3
GEOG 120GCulture and Environment3
GEOG 281Map Use: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation3
GEOG 381Cartography and Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 455Southwest Environments3
Human Geography (HG)
Select two from the following: 16
Economic Geography3
Cultural Geography3
Urban Geography3
Transportation Geography3
Physical Geography (PG)
Select 6-7 credits from the following: 16-7
Fundamentals of Biogeography3
Geomorphology3
Climatology3
Landscape Ecology4
Human-Environment Geography (HEG)
Select two from the following: 16
New Mexico and the American West3
U.S. National Parks3
Geography of Latin America3
Europe3
Field Explorations in Geography3
Non-Departmental Requirements
ENGL 218GTechnical and Scientific Communication3
or ENGL 318G Advanced Technical and Professional Communication
MATH 121GCollege Algebra3
Select one from the following:3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (or)3
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences (or)3
Statistical Applications3
Second Language Requirement4-18
Electives
Select sufficient electives to total 120 credits, including 48 upper-division credits.54
Total Credits105-120
1

HER students will also take one more class from the Human, Physical, or Human Environment Geography class areas.

Second Language Requirement

Option 1

Complete up to 112 (for non- native speakers; this course may require a 111 course as a prerequisite); or up to 113 (for heritage speakers)

Option 2

Complete six additional upper division credits in Geography beyond the major requirements.