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2011-2012 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geosciences, B.S.


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The Geosciences program strives to provide students with a desire for inquiry, the ability to engage in abstract and logical reasoning, quantitative-analytical thinking, and applied problem solving in the sciences of geology and geography. We seek to produce students who will contribute to an understanding of earth history and processes, the procurement and management of natural resources, responsible stewardship of the environment, and the promotion of global security.

Environmental Hazards Concentration


The Environmental Hazards concentration seeks to prepare students to be informed decision-making citizens. Majors with the hazards concentration are prepared to be problem solving, professional environmental policy makers. Coursework provides systematic spatial and temporal examination of dynamic human, economic, and physical relationships. Hazards concentration coursework asks for independent student thinking and synthesis on issues of human perception, environmental protection, and the role of natural and technological hazards in health and development.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

Major Electives


Program Total: 110 Credit Hours


Geographic Information Analysis Concentration


The Geographic Information Analysis Concentration prepares students to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) to analyze and communicate spatial relationships. GIS is a relatively new technology designed to collect, store, manage, analyze, and display spatial relationships between both similar and dissimilar features and their attributes. It is widely used for scientific investigations, natural resource management, infrastructure management, and development planning. Graduates of this program are also trained in the use of remote sensing data, GPS data collection, and image analysis software for employment opportunities in local, federal, and state government agencies, commercial consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

Lower Division Major Requirements: 3 Credit Hours


Major Electives


Group 1: General Electives: 6 Credit Hours


Group 3: Geography Courses: 8 Credit Hours


  • Students must choose eight hours of upper division geography electives

Program Total: 107 Credit Hours


Geology Concentration


The Geology concentration provides graduates with the abstract, logical reasoning, spatial, and quantitative skills to prepare for professional licensure to practice geology in the United States. Graduates are prepared for and the program’s record demonstrates the ability of our graduates to enter graduate school and professional positions in environmental, hydrogeologic, and natural resource fields within the private and public sectors anywhere in the United States.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

Lower Division Major Requirements: 5 Credit Hours


Major Electives


Program Total: 118-122 Credit Hours


Note


*These courses are recommended.

Global Environment and Development Concentration


The main focus of the Global Environment and Development concentration is to develop an understanding of active regional forces and events causing changes in natural and socio-economic systems in the realm of our planet. Examples of such events include global warming, global security, international cooperation and world regional development. The students will master regional geography of the world and become better managers of the planet’s natural and human resources.

  Credit Hours
General Education (see TBR Common Core )
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement
41
1

Major Electives: 18 Credit Hours


Select 18 Hours from Group 1 or Group 2 

Group 2: International Studies Courses


  • Student can choose to take eighteen (18) hours of coursework from International Studies instead of eighteen (18) hours from the above general electives list.

Group 3: Foreign Language Courses: 6 Credit Hours


  • Students must take six (6) hours of upper division foreign language courses.

Program Total: 106-107 Credit Hours


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