Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography


Program Goals:

The B.S. in geography is intended for students who seek greater technical training in geographic tools that may lead to careers in such fields as environmental planning and resource management, urban and regional planning, remote sensing and geographic information systems, cartography, and in teaching.


Options to Specialize:

Students have the ability to specialize their degree in the following tracks: 


Jobs and Careers:

People with degrees in geography find employment in a variety of fields including: parks management (National and State Parks, Fish and Wildlife), oil and gas facilities mapping, international business or marketing, US government (Census Bureau, State Department, Geospatial Intelligence Agency), urban planning, transportation network analysis, Peace Corps, Non-governmental Organizations, US Diplomats, Charity or Mission work, Conservation (water, land, wildlife), alternative energies, building construction consultaion, and more!


Program Curriculum: 

Specific degree requirements for the B.S. in Geography are as follows (click here for more information about courses in the geography department):

B.S. IN GEOGRAPHY  (45 HOURS)

  A)  THE FOLLOWING COURSES ARE ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED:

GEOG 4203

3 HRS

Introduction to GIS

GEOG 3333

3 HRS

Spatial Analysis

GEOG 4313

3 HRS

Field Techniques and Geodata Collection

GEOG 4323

3 HRS

Computer Cartography

  B)  EITHER OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

GEOG 1113

3 HRS

Introduction to Cultural Geography

GEOG 1753

3 HRS

World Regional Geography

  C)  ONE OF THE FOLLOWING COURSES:

GEOG 4333

3 HRS 

Remote Sensing

GEOG 4343

3 HRS 

GIS: Resource Management

GEOG 4353

3 HRS 

GIS: Socioeconomic Applications

  D)  21 HRS OF ELECTIVES IN GEOGRAPHY:

GEOG XXXX

21 HRS

At least 18 hours of upper-division geography

  E)  6 HRS OF UPPER-DIVISION ELECTIVES OUTSIDE GEOGRAPHY (SEE BELOW)

MINIMUM 2.50 GPA REQUIRED FOR THESE 45 CREDITS


ACCEPTABLE COURSES FOR UPPER-DIVISION RELATED (NON-GEOG) REQUIREMENT

1.  Courses with the Contemporary International Cultures (I) general education designation are acceptable, excluding the following courses in the foreign languages which primarily cover reading, composition, grammar, and diction:

FREN 3073, 3203, 3213, 3343, 3463, 4550
GRMN 3013, 3023, 3343, 3463, 3803, 3813, 4550
JAPN 3012, 3112, 3133, 3333
RUSS 3113, 3223, 4223
SPAN 3203, 3213, 3463, 4550

2.  Any AMST, ANTH, GEOL, HIST or POLS course is acceptable except:

- AMST 3713, 4433
- GEOL 4993
- HIST 3913, 3980, 3983, 4553, 4903, 4980, 4990, 4993
- POLS 3100, 3353, 3414, 3423, 3453, 3483, 3503, 3523, 3533, 3543, 3733, 3813, 3983, 4343, 4353, 4413, 4453, 4573, 4963, 4973, 4983, 4990, 4993

3.  The following courses are also acceptable:

- AG 3080 (Agriculture & Natural Resource Study Abroad)
- A&S 3080, 3090 (Study Abroad)
- BIOL 3253, 3263
- BOT 4123
- ECON 4913
- ENGL 3813, 4093
- FOR 3883, 4553
- MSIS 3103, 4013
- SOC 3213, 3413, 3423, 3713, 4383, 4513, 4533
- ZOOL 3143

4.  This list is non-exhaustive, accretive, and open to modification in consultation with the Undergraduate Advisor in Geography.

 

 
 

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For more information, please contact:

Dr. Emily Fekete
Undergraduate Advisor
OSU Department of Geography
344 Murray Hall
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK  74078
(405) 744-9171   
fekete@okstate.edu