Online Geography Program

A major in geography and sustainability studies requires 37 hours of course work. While the major is offered as a combination of face-to-face and online classes, there is an avenue for completing the degree completely online. Options for completing this degree fully online are found below. It is recommended that students take GEOG 2243, Fundamentals of Geography, prior to attempting other geography courses. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required of all courses in the major.

Required Course
GEOG 2243 Fundamentals of Geography
GEOG 4951 Geography Capstone

Human Topical Geography (select 3 hours)
GEOG 4133 Human Geography: Cultures, Places, & Spaces
GEOG 4193 Sustainability & Urban Communities
GEOG 4303 Historical Geography of the U.S.
GEOG 4313 Space, Power, & Politics
GEOG 4623 Sustainability & Resiliency

Physical Geography (select 3 hours)
GEOG 4743 Climate Change
GEOG 3343 Extreme Weather (online/Zoom)
GEOG 4273 Natural Hazards (online/Zoom)

Regional Geography (select 3 hours)
GEOG 2253 World Regional Geography
GEOG 4603 Regional Geography Topics

nsu geography student created map of critical ocean habitats

Student Created Map of US West Coast Critical Habitats and Ocean Dump Sites

Techniques in Geography (select 6 hours)
GEOG 3813 Geographic Information Systems
*GEOG 4833 Advanced GIS (Prerequisite GEOG 3813)
*GEOG 4053 Cartography (Pre/co-requisite GEOG 3813)
*GEOG 4803 Intro to Geospatial Technology
                      (Prerequisite GEOG 3813)
*GEOG 4853 GIS Automation & Scripting
                      (Prerequisite GEOG 3813)
*GEOG 4873 GIS Applications (Prerequisite GEOG 3813)

Elective Geography (select 18 hours) Choose from courses not utilized above and from the following:
GEOG 2003 Global Studies
*GEOG 4990 Geography Internship (Prerequisite pre-approval by Geography Internship supervisor)
*GEOG 4501 Special Problems in Geography
*SOC 3323 Social Statistics (Prerequisite General Education mathematics course)
SOC 4423 Urban Sociology

*Courses with prerequisites


For more information:
Dr. Christine Hallman
Geography program coordinator
(918) 444-3528

Updated June, 2021