Physical Geography and Climatic Studies Curriculums

Curriculum for Geography (BS): Climatic Studies specialization

 

Climatic Studies Advising Sheet [pdf]: You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this file.

Sample File Four Year Plan for the Bachelor of Science in Geography [doc]: You will need Microsoft Word to view this file.

Required Prerequisites to the Major*

  • MATH 1151: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 1152: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • PHYSICS 1250: Introductory Physics: Particles and Motion
  • PHYSICS 1251: Introductory Physics: Electricity and Magnetism**
  • STAT 2450: Introduction to Statistical Analysis**

Required Courses (17 hours)

  • AS 2940: Basic Meteorology OR GEOG 5900: Climatology
  • GEOG 5921: Boundary Layer Climatology
  • GEOG 5922: Microclimatological Measurements
  • AS/GEOG 5940: Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory
  • GEOG 5941: Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting
  • GEOG 5942: Severe Storm Forecasting

Required Electives: Choose five (15-16 hours)

  • GEOG 2960: Introduction to Physical Geography OR GEOG 2800: Our Global Environment
  • GEOG 3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences OR GEOG 3901H: Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • GEOG 3980: Biogeography: An Introduction to Life on Earth
  • AS 5901: Climate System Modeling: Basics and Applications
  • AS 5950: Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • AS 5951: Dynamic Meteorology I
  • AS 5952: Dynamic Meteorology II
  • GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 4101: Undergraduate Research and Professionalization Seminar
  • EARTHSCI 2206: Principles of Oceanography
  • EARTHSCI 4450: Water, Ice, and Energy in the Earth System

*Prerequisites are course specific. There are no prerequisites that must be completed before applying to the Climatic Studies specialization.

** Courses are not prerequisites for any of the Climatic Studies courses. They are supplements to the major and must be completed before graduation.

The General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree are available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

 

Curriculum for Geography (BS): Physical Geography specialization

 

Physical Geography Advising Sheet [pdf]: You will need Adobe Acrobat to view this file.

Sample Four Year Plan for the Bachelor of Science in Geography [doc]: You will need Microsoft Word to view this file.

Required Prerequisites to the Major*

  • MATH 1151: Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
  • MATH 1152: Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
  • PHYSICS 1250: Introductory Physics: Particles and Motion
  • STAT 2450: Introduction to Statistical Analysis

Required Courses (19-20 hours)

  • GEOG 2960: Introduction to Physical Geography OR GEOG 2800: Our Global Environment
  • GEOG 3980: Biogeography: An Introduction to Life on Earth
  • GEOG 3900: Global Climate Change: Causes and Consequences OR GEOG 3901H: Global Climate and Environmental Change
  • AS 2940: Basic Meteorology OR GEOG 5900: Climatology
  • GEOG 5100: Spatial Data Analysis OR GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design OR GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • EARTHSCI 5550: Geomorphology**

Required Electives: Choose five (14-15 hours). Note: Some courses may have prerequisites beyond those required for the major.

  • GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design
  • GEOG 5201: GeoVisualization
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5212: Spatial Database Design for GIS
  • GEOG 5226: Spatial Simulation and Modeling OR GEOG 5222: GIS Algorithms and Programming OR GEOG 5223: Design and Implementation of GIS
  • GEOG 5225: Geographic Applications in Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 4101: Undergraduate Research and Professionalization Seminar
  • Choice: One human geography course at the 4000-level or higher
  • GEOG 5921: Boundary Layer Climatology
  • GEOG 5922: Microclimatological Measurements
  • AS/GEOG 5940: Synoptic Meteorology Laboratory
  • GEOG 5941: Synoptic Analysis and Forecasting
  • GEOG 5942: Severe Storm Forecasting
  • AS 5901: Climate System Modeling: Basics and Applications
  • AS 5950: Atmospheric Thermodynamics
  • AS 5951: Dynamic Meteorology I
  • AS 5952: Dynamic Meteorology II
  • EARTHSCI 2206: Principles of Oceanography
  • EARTHSCI 4450: Water, Ice, and Energy in the Earth System

*Prerequisites are course specific. There are no prerequisites that must be completed before applying to the Physical Geography specialization.

** EARTHSCI 1121 is a prerequisite for EARTHSCI 5550.

The General Education Requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree are available on the College of Arts and Sciences website.

 

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