Major in Geography with Specialization in General/Regional Geography, BA

For the B.S. in Geography (Certifiable for elementary education) students must complete the following, but must take GEOG 414 as one of their 3-credit electives in Geography.

GEOG 110 Introduction to Geography 3
or
GEOG 120 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 130 Introduction to Geography Information Science 3

and 15 credits of geography electives (at least 9 at the 400 level)

3 credits from the following:

GEOG 270 Geography of Hazards 3
GEOG 272 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 275 Soils and Vegetation 3
GEOG 374 Climatology 3
GEOG 433 Issues in Environmental Protection 3
GEOG 472 Topics in Physical Geography 3
GEOG 473 Geography of Natural Resources 3
GEOG 475 Energy Resources & Climate Change 3

3 credits from the following:

GEOG 220 Human Geography 3
GEOG 223 Geography of the Popular Music Industry 3
GEOG 244 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 290 Geography of Tourism 3
GEOG 291 National Parks and World Heritage Sites 3
GEOG 333 Political Geography 3
GEOG 451 Tourism Development in Southern New England 3
GEOG 453 Recreation and Resort Planning 3
GEOG 454 Geography of Tourism Marketing 3
GEOG 455 New Directions in Tourism 3
GEOG 470 Geography of Health & Disease 3

3 credits from the following:

GEOG 241 Introduction to Planning 3
GEOG 439 Urban Geography 3
GEOG 440 Rural Land Planning 3
GEOG 441 Community and Regional Planning 3
GEOG 445 Environmental Planning 3
GEOG 450 Tourism Planning 3
GEOG 483 Topics in Planning 3

3 credits from the following:

GEOG 256 Maps & Map Reading 3
GEOG 266 Air Photo Interpretation 3
GEOG 276 Elementary Cartography 3
GEOG 378 Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 442 Field Methods in Geography 3

6 credits from the following:

GEOG 330 United States and Canada 3
GEOG 434 Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 3
GEOG 435 Japan and Korea 3
GEOG 436 South America 3
GEOG 437 China 3
GEOG 446 Sub-Saharan Africa 3
GEOG 448 Russia and Neighboring Regions 3
GEOG 452 European Union 3
GEOG 459 Field Studies in Regional Geography 3-6
GEOG 481 Topics in Regional Geography 3

All elementary education students selecting this program will take GEOG 414 as one of their 3-credit electives in geography.

Acceptable substitutes for GEOG 430 will be jointly determined by student and advisor. When approved in advance by the student's advisor, up to 6 credits of cognate courses in one or two other disciplines may be applied toward the major in geography.