Program Requirements & Curriculum

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies offers the following programs:

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies offers the following programs:

The Department of Geography and Urban Studies offers the following programs:
A Major in Geography
A Minor in Geography
A Minor in Urban Studies
Students may choose one of two options: B.A. in Geography (General) or B.A. in Geography
(with emphasis on Urban and Economic Geography and GIS). The latter option will appeal to majors
who prefer a more specialized and focused training in Geography.
GEOGRAPHY MAJOR REQUIREMENTS   
Geography major must complete 34 required credits in the program
B.A. in Geography (General)
Required Courses 19 credits
GEO 150: World Regional Geography       3
GEO 160: Physical Geography  4
GEO 201: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences and Techniques  3
GEO 210: Human Geography    3
GEO 402: Research Methods in Geography 3
GEO 480: Senior Seminar 3
Regional Geography Courses 6 credits
Choose one of the following
GEO 338: Geography of United States & Canada    3
GEO 339: Geography of New Jersey  3
Choose one of the following
GEO 331: Geography of Asia 3
GEO 332: Geography of the Middle East   3
GEO 333: Geography of Europe 3
GEO 334: Geography of Africa  3
GEO 335: Geography of Latin America  3
GEO 336: Geography of CIS   3
Geography Electives 6 credits
GEO 220: Environment and Humans   3
GEO 230: Population and Settlement    3
GEO 320: Cultural Geography   3
GEO 300: Geopolitics  3
GEO 310: Trade and Transportation     3
GEO 321: Economic Geography 3
GEO 341: Geography of North American Cities   3
GEO 360: Geography of Hunger and Food Supply   3
GEO  406: Climatology  3
GEO 465: Geography of Health & Disease   3
GEO 441: Urban Planning Issues in America   3
GEO 465: Biogeography   3
GEO 499: Independent Study   3
Geospatial Techniques 3 credits
Choose one of the following
GEO 401: Cartography  3
GEO 403: Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 303: Remote Sensing  3
B.A. in Geography (Urban/Economic/GIS) 34 CREDITS
Require Courses       25 CREDITS
GEO 150: World Regional Geography          3
GEO 160: Physical Geography   4
GEO 201: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences and Techniques               3
GEO 210: Human Geography   3
GEO 441: Urban Planning Issues in America 3
GEO 402: Research Methods in Geography  3
GEO 403: Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
GEO 480: Senior Seminar   3
Geography Electives                                                                  6 credits
GEO 338: Geography of United States & Canada               
Any two of the following course:                                                                                           
GEO 310: Trade and Transportation          3
GEO 321: Economic Geography   3
GEO 341: Geography of North American Cities        3
GEO 450: Internship in Geography       3
GEO 499: Independent Study  
               
       
Geographic Techniques                        
Plus Any one of  the following courses 
                   3   
GEO 303: Remote Sensing of Environment          3
GEO 401: Cartography  3
MINOR IN GEOGRAPHY    
The Department offers a Minor in Geography. A minor in Geography provides a solid compliment
to several academic majors including Political Science, Sociology, Business, History, Anthropology,
and Communications.
MINOR REQUIREMENTS: 18 credits
                
Introductory Geography
GEO 150: World Regional Geography 3
GEO 160: Physical Geography  4
Plus 11-12 credits in Geography approved by Faculty Advisor. Students may choose from a wide
range of regional geography courses, thematic geography courses and geographic techniques    
courses