B.S. in Geography

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN GEOGRAPHY

(31-32 hours in Geography plus 22 hours of Physical Science)

A. Physical Science Foundation (21-22 credits)

CHM 1030           Basic Chemical Concepts/Applications or CHM 1025 Introduction to Chemistry (2-3)

GLY 2010             Physical Geology (4)

MET 1010            Introduction to Weather and Climate (3)

PHY 2004             Applied Physics I (3)

PHY 2004L          Lab for Physics 2004 (1)

PHY 2005             Applied Physics II (3)

PHY 2005L          Lab for Physics 2005 (1)

SWS 3022             Intro to Soils in the Environment (3)

SWS 3022L          Intro to Soils in the Environment Lab (1)

Other CHM and PHY courses will substitute.  GEO 2242 or more advanced climate/weather courses can substitute (not double count) for MET 1010.  Please ask the Undergraduate Coordinator specific questions.


B. Geographic Foundation and Techniques (9 credits)

GEO 2200             Physical Geography (3)

GEO 2200L          Physical Geography Lab (1)

GEO 3162C          Introduction to Quantitative Analysis for Geographers (4)

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 3420               Spatial Models in Public Health (3); Rec. Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

GIS 4021C            Air Photo Interpretation (3)

GIS 4113               Introduction to Spatial Networks (3)

GEO 4167C          Intermediate Quantitative Analysis for Geographers (3)

GIS 4037               Digital Image Processing (4)

GEO 4938             Applications of GIS for Spatial Epidemiology and & 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 using R; Prerequisite: GIS 3043C


C. Physical Geography/Systematic (3 courses, 9-12 credits)

[Take three courses – individual courses cannot be credited for both Sections B & C, At least two systematic courses must be 3000-level or higher]

GEO 2201             Physical Landscapes (3)

GEO 2242             Extreme Weather (3)

GEO 3151             Foundations of GIS (3)

GEO 3250             Climatology (3)

GEO 3280             Principles of Geographic Hydrology (4)

GEO 3315             Geography of Crop Plants (3)

GEO 3341             Extreme Floods (3)

GEO 3372             Conservation of Resources (3)

GEO 4281             Fluvial Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4285             Models in Geographic Hydrology (3), Prerequisite:  GEO 3280

GEO 4300             Environmental Biogeography (3)

GEO 4938             Selected Topics in Geography (3)-Storm Chasing

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 required


D. Human Geography (3 credits)

GEO 2410             Social Geography (3)

GEO 2420             Introduction to Human Geography (3)

GEO 2500             Global and Regional Economies (3)


E. Regional Geography (3 credits)

GEA 2270             Florida (3)

GEA 3223             Historical Geography of the United States (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.S. students take three courses within one of the following areas of specialization.  GEO 4970, Honors Thesis (3) falls within all categories.  See the Undergraduate Coordinator or our web site (www.geog.ufl.edu) for further information about courses and career opportunities in these areas.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL/PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

GEO 2201             Physical Landscapes (3) or 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)

MET 3503            Weather and Forecasting (3)

MET4532             Hurricanes (3)

MET 4560            Atmospheric Teleconnections (3)

MET 4750            Atmospheric Data Analysis (3)

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS, MAPPING AND REMOTE SENSING

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

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

GIS 3043C            Foundations of GIS (4) Prerequisite:  GEO 3162C

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

GIS 4037               Digital Image Processing (4)

GIS 4113               Introduction to Spatial Networks (3)

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             GIS Programming; Prerequisite: GIS 3043C

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

 

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 (3)

GEO 3372             Conservation of Resources (3)

GEO 4221             Coastal Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4281             Fluvial Morphology and Processes (3)

GEO 4300             Environmental Biogeography (3)

 

MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY (Some of these have prerequisites)

GEO 3452             Introduction to Medical Geography (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

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


 

Contact: Dr. Liang Mao, Geography Undergraduate Coordinator

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