GPHY 499 - Senior Thesis. 3 Credits.
(R-6) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., WRIT 101 or equivalent, and one intermediate writing course and senior standing and consent of instructor. Independent research project in any geographical topic supervised by a faculty member, and leading to completion of the baccalaureate degree.
Gen Ed Attributes: Writing Course-Advanced
The B.S. in Geography is designed to accommodate those students who are interested in pursuing more science-based and technical areas of study and work in the field of Geography, such as aspects involving physical geography and geospatial technologies, or environmental planning. Those pursuing a geography B.S. degree (with or without an option) must complete 6-10 additional credits (a two-course sequence) of science coursework. The classes must be selected and approved by the student and advisor as appropriate to individual student goals (e.g., BIOO 105N , BIOE 172N ) .
In addition to satisfying the general requirements for a B.S. in Geography, a student pursuing the concentration in Physical Geography must complete additional requirements, including ERTH 303N and GPHY 317 , though substitutions that broaden the student's curriculum may be approved by their advisor. Also, students must complete an additional appropriate math course above the 150 level to complement the one used to fulfill their degree mathematics requirements (the second semester of Calculus is recommended).
The general geography B.A. degree (without concentration) is very flexible. In addition to meeting the core requirements for all geography majors, students may choose electives in geography (minimum 17, maximum 31 elective credits) from the fields of regional geography, geographic methods and techniques, or systematic geography (physical geography, human-environment interaction, or geography and society).