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Geography Major & Minor Requirements

List of Geography Courses available to complete a Geography Major

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Geography Major (48 credits total) 

Core Majors Courses (24 credits)

102 World Regional Geography (3)

202 Human Geography (3)

121 Physical Geography: Weather & Climate (4)

221 Physical Geography: Landforms & Soils (4)

215 Map Reading & Analysis (3)

391 GIS I:Mapping and Visualization (4)

490 Geography Senior Seminar (3)

Geography Minor (22 credits total)

Core Minor Courses (10 credits) 

102 World Regional Geography (3)

121 Physical Geography:Weather & Climate (4)

215 Map Reading and Analysis (3)

24 Elective Credits (6 credits @400-level)

Chosen from at least two of the six electives groups:

12 Elective Credits

Chosen from the following six electives groups:

Geography Electives:

HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

213 Population Geography (3)

311 Economic Geography (3)

316 Ethnic Landscapes of America (3)

321 Political Geography (3)

324 Urban Geography (3)

333 Gender, Place, & Culture (3)

451 Special Topics in Human Geography (3)

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY

211 Geographies of Climate Change (3)

304 Soils (3)

332 Intro to River Systems (3)

335 Climatology (3)

363 Biogeography (3)

461 Special Topics in Physical Geography (3)

REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY

313 Wisconsin (3)

317 United States & Canada (3)

319 Latin America (3)

331 Europe (3)

353 Sub-Saharan Africa (3)

354 Middle East & North Africa (3)

HUMAN-ENVIRONMENT INTERACTION

314 Environmental Conservation (3)

364 Water Resource Management (3)

377 Population & Environment (3)

414 Natural Resource Management (3)

419 Natural Hazards (3)

GEOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES

371 Thematic Cartography (3)

382 Remote Sensing/Environment (3)

471 GIS II: Fundamentals of GIS (4)

472 GIS III: Advanced GIS (4)

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399 Study Abroad

444 Geography Internship (1-6)

446 Independent Study (1-3)

474 Honors Thesis (1-6)

 Please note the courses below are not offered in our regular 2 yr. rotation

332 Intro to River Systems (3)

338 Russian Realm (3)

342 Meteorology (4)

347 Asia-Pacific (3)

380 Research Methods (3)

385 Quantitative Methods in Geography and Environmental Sciences (3)

402 Field Methods in Geography (3)

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