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Environmental Geography, B.S.

About the Program

Environmental geography is a subfield in geography that explores human-environment interactions. The B.S. in Environmental Geography provides students with the opportunity to study how humans impact, manage, and conserve the natural environment, including landforms, water and soil resources, climate, and plant and animal communities. Courses in the program focus on understanding processes and patterns in the natural environment, as well as quantitative analysis and applied, hands-on experiences in the classroom and in the field. The program emphasizes the use of geographic tools, such as Geographic Information Systems(GIS) and remote sensing, to prepare students with the skills to identify, explain, and find meaning in human-environment interactions.

About the Geography and Planning Department

A213 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6216
Fax: (716) 878-4009
http://geography.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Intellectual Foundations Requirements (33-39 cr)

A. Required Courses (18 credit hours)
GEG 101 WORLD NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS 3
GEG 102 HUMAN GEOGRAPHY 3
GEG 325 MAPS AND MAPMAKING USING GIS 3
GEG 390 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING 3
GEG 396 RESEARCH METHODS 3

Select one course from the following:
GEG 300 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY 3
GEG 359 ARCTIC GEOGRAPHY FROM AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE 3
GEG 360 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA 3
GEG 362 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA 3
GEG 364 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE 3

B. Environmental Geography Electives selected by advisement (12 credit hours)
GEG 307 CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT 3
GEG 316 WATERSHED POLLUTION 3
GEG 365 SOIL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT 3
GEG 375 PRINCIPLES OF HYDROLOGY 3
GEG 421 WATERSHED ANALYSIS 3
GEG 423 BIOGEOGRAPHY 3
GEG 478 GLOBAL CHANGE 3
PLN 360 ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT 3

C. General Electives (9 cr)
Selected by advisement. Any three upper-division Geography courses

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