Degree Overview

A major in geography requires 37 hours of course work. It is recommended that students take GEOG 2243, Fundamentals of Geography, prior to attempting other geography courses. At least 18 hours of advanced (3000 or 4000 level) courses are required in the geography major. At least 18 hours of this major must be earned at NSU. A grade of ā€œCā€ or better is required of all courses in the major.

For more information about degree requirements, visit the NSU catalog.

Required Courses

GEOG 2243 Fundamentals of Geography
GEOG 4951 Geography Capstone

Human Topical Geography (select 3 hours)

GEOG 2133 Global Economic Geography
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 3033 Environmental Geography
GEOG 3343 Extreme Weather
GEOG 3553 Physical Geography
GEOG 4343 Biodiversity & Environmental Change
GEOG 4273 Natural Hazards
GEOG 4743 Climate Change

Regional Geography (select 3 hours)

GEOG 2253 World Regional Geography
GEOG 4603 Regional Geography Topics

Techniques in Geography (select 6 hours)

GEOG 3513 Map & Image Analysis
GEOG 3703 Mapping with Drones
GEOG 3813 Geographic Information Systems
*GEOG 4833 Advanced GIS
*GEOG 4053 Cartography (Prerequisite/co-req 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 4000 Workshop in Geography
*GEOG 4501 Special Problems in Geography
*GEOG 4990 Geography Internship
*Statistics (BADM 3933, MATH 3513, PSYC 3553, or SOC 3323)
SOC 4423 Urban Sociology

*Courses with prerequisites



For more information:

Dr. Christine Hallman
Geography program coordinator
(918) 444-3528

Updated March 2021