B.A. in Geography

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY

(34-37 hours in Geography, courses do not double count)

A. Geographic Fundamentals (6 credits)

GEO 2200             Physical Geography (3)

and one of:

GEO 2410             Social Geography (3)

GEO 2420             Introduction to Human Geography (3)

GEO 2500             Global and Regional Economies (3)


B1.  Geographic Techniques Requirements (6 credits)

GEO 2200L          Physical Geography Lab (1)

GEO 3162C          Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers (4) Prerequisite: STA 2023

GEO 4930             Senior Seminar (1) Prerequisite:  Senior standing; majors only.


B2. Geographic Techniques Electives.  (Two courses for 6-8 credits):

GIS 4001C            Maps and Graphs (4) (Most students find it best to begin with this)

GIS 3043               Foundations of GIS (4)

GIS 3420C            GIS Models for Public Health (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GIS 4021C            Aerial Photo Interpretation (3) Prerequisite:  GEO 2200 or consent of instructor

GEO 4167C          Intermediate Quantitative Analysis for Geographers (3) Prerequisite:  GEO 3162C.

GIS 4037               Digital Image Processing (4)

GIS 4113                Introduction to Spatial Networks (3)

GIS 4115                Applied Geostats (3) Prerequisite:  GEO 3162

GEO 4938             Advanced Methods in GIS (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Applications of GIS for Zoonoses & Disease Ecology; Prereq.: GEO3162C & GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Disease Map Kriging (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Geography of Vector-Borne Diseases (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             GIS Programming; Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Web Programming in GIS; Prerequisite: GIS 3043C


C. Systematic Geography (12-13 credits)

[Take four courses – individual courses cannot be credited for both Sections B & C, At least three systematic courses should be 3000-level or higher, See next page for areas of specialization]

GEO 2201             Physical Landscapes (3) or

GEO 2242             Extreme Weather (3) or

GEO 2426             Pop Music: A Geographic Perspective (3)

GEO 3250             Climatology (3)

GEO 3280             Principles of Geographic Hydrology (3), Prerequisite:  GEO 3280

GEO 3315             Geography of Crop Plants (3)

GEO 3341             Extreme Floods (3)

GEO 3352             Human Footprint on the Landscape (3)

GEO 3372             Conservation of Resources (3)

GEO 3427             Plants, Health and Spirituality (3)

GEO 3430             Population Geography

GEO 3452             Introduction to Medical Geography (3)

GEO 3454             Peoples and Plagues (3)

GEO 3502             Economic Geography (3)

GEO 3602             Urban and Business Geography (3)

GEO 3611             Housing People Places (3)

GEO 3803             Geography of Alcohol (3)

GEO 4281             Fluvial Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4285             Models in Geographic Hydrology (3)

GEO 4300             Environmental Biogeography (3)

GEO 4554             Regional Development (3)

GEO 4612             Shelter and Care Options for U.S. Elderly (3)

GEO 4938             Cultural and Political Ecology

GEO 4938             Geography of Environment and Development (3)

GEO 4938             Spatial Econometrics (3)

GEO 4938             Environmental Catastrophes, Tipping Points and Challenges (3)

GEO 4944             Internship (variable)

GEO 4970             Honors Thesis (3)

MET 3503            Weather and Forecasting (3)

MET4532             Hurricanes (3)

MET 4560            Atmospheric Teleconnections (3)

MET 4750            Atmospheric Data Analysis (3)

Additional courses from Category B2 beyond the two minimum required


D. Regional Geography (3 credits)

GEA 2270             Florida (3)

GEA 3405             Latin America (3)

GEA 3500             Europe (3)

GEA 3600             Africa (3)

GEA 4465             Amazonia (3)

 


SPECIALIZATIONS IN GEOGRAPHY:

The systematic courses listed in Section C cover a wide range of areas within Geography.  In order to strengthen the focus and marketability of majors for specific careers, we recommend that our B.A. students take four courses within  one of the following areas of specialization (GEO 4970, Honors Thesis can fall in all areas).  See the Undergraduate Coordinator or our web site (www.geog.ufl.edu) for further information about career opportunities in these areas.

 

ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING

GEO 3430             Population Geography

GEO 3502             Economic Geography (3)

GEO 3602             Urban and Business Geography (3)

GEO 3611             Housing People Places (3)

GEO 4554             Regional Development (3)

GEO 4612             Shelter and Care Options for U.S. Elderly (3)

GEO 4938             Spatial Econometrics (3)

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (Most of the 3000+ courses have prerequisite of GEO2200 or more)

GEO 2201             Physical Landscapes (3)

GEO 2242             Extreme Weather (3)

GEO 3250             Climatology (3)

GEO 3280             Principles of Geographic Hydrology (3)

GEO 3341             Extreme Floods (3)

GEO 4281             Fluvial Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4285             Models in Geographic Hydrology (3)

GEO 4300             Environmental Biogeography (3)

GLY 4734             Coastal Morphology and Processes (3)

MET 3503            Weather and Forecasting (3)

MET4532             Hurricanes (3)

MET 4560            Atmospheric Teleconnections (3)

MET 4750            Atmospheric Data Analysis (3)

 

GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGIES (Most of these have one or more prerequisites)

GEO 4167C          Intermediate Quantitative Analysis for Geographers (3)

GEO 4938             GIS Programming (3)

GEO 4938             Advanced Methods in GIS (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GIS 3043               Foundations of GIS (4)

GIS 4001C            Maps and Graphs (4)

GIS 4021C            Air Photo Interpretation (3)

GIS 4037               Digital Image Processing (4)

GIS 4113                Introduction to Spatial Networks (3)

GIS 4115                Applied Geostats (3) Prerequisite:  GEO 3162

 

MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY (Some of these have prerequisites)

GEO 3452             Introduction to Medical Geography (3)

GEO 3454             Peoples and Plagues (3)

GEO 4938             Applications of GIS for Zoonoses & Disease Ecology; Prereq.: GEO3162C & GIS 3043

GEO 4938             Disease Map Kriging (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Geography of Vector-Borne Diseases (3); Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GEO 4938             Advanced Methods in Medical Geography, Prereq.: GEO3162C & GIS 3043

GIS 3420C            GIS Models for Public Health; Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GIS 4113                Introduction to Spatial Networks (3)

 

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

GEO 3280             Principles of Geographic Hydrology (3)

GEO 3315             Geography of Crop Plants (3)

GEO 3341             Extreme Floods (3)

GEO 3352             Human Footprint on the Landscape

GEO 3372             Conservation of Resources (3)

GEO 3930             Introduction to Climate Change (3)

GEO 4281             Fluvial Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4300             Environmental Biogeography (3)

GEO 4938             Geography of Environment and Development (3)


 

Contact: Dr. Liang Mao, Geography Undergraduate Coordinator

Office: 3121 Turlington; E-mail (liangmao@ufl.edu) or Phone: (352) 294-7516