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Geography, B.A.

About the Program

Geography is the study of location and temporal and spatial relationships between humans and their environment. The Geography major provides students with a basic foundation of the discipline while allowing them to focus on a geographic subject area in the following concentrations: meteorology & climatology, watershed & ecosystems, economic geography & development, or Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

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 credit hours

Required Courses (18 cr)
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
GEG 359 ARCTIC GEOGRAPHY FROM AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE
GEG 360 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEG 362 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEG 364 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE

Electives (21 cr)
Seven additional courses in Geography. Students may, in consultation with their advisor, use these electives to develop a specialty concentration.
GEG/GES 241 METEOROLOGY
GEG 300 WORLD REGIONAL GEOGRAPHY
GEG 305 PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
GEG 307 CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
GEG 309 URBAN GEOGRAPHY
GEG 310 URBAN TRANSPORTATION PLANNING
GEG 316 WATERSHED POLLUTION
GEG 359 ARCTIC GEOGRAPHY FROM AN INUIT PERSPECTIVE
GEG 360 GEOGRAPHY OF ASIA
GEG 362 GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA
GEG 364 GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE
GEG 383 EXTREME WEATHER
GEG 385 PAST CLIMATES AND ENVIRONMENTS
GEG 386 WEATHER AND SOCIETY
GEG 405 URBAN ANALYSIS USING GIS
GEG 409 INDUSTRIAL GEOGRAPHY
GEG 416 GEOGRAPHIES OF DEVELOPMENT
GEG 419 GLOBALIZATION, TECHNOLOGY, COMPETITION, AND SERVICE ECONOMIES
GEG 421 WATERSHED ANALYSIS
GEG 423 BIOGEOGRAPHY
GEG 425 FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS
GEG 427 CORPORATE APPLICATIONS IN GIS
GEG 428 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN GIS
GEG 429 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GIS
GEG 485 INTERACTIVE AND WEB-BASED MAPPING

Total Credit Hours 120

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