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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, BS

Program Coordinator: Tom Rickenbach (239-A Brewster Building; 252-328-1039; rickenbacht@ecu.edu)

Students admitted to the bachelor of science in geography are required to follow a core curriculum and to choose between two concentrations: geographic and environmental systems or global environment and development. The core curriculum introduces students to methodologies employed by geographers and provides a background for advanced geographic study. The concentrations offer students a broad choice of courses to ensure wide coverage of topics that geographers typically pursue. Students who select the geographic and environmental systems concentration have the opportunity to put together specific groups of courses that focus on human geography, environmental geography or geographic information science. Students interested in a more international approach select the global environment and development concentration, which requires four semesters of language study and provides students an option of applying study abroad courses to their concentration requirements.

Minimum degree requirement is 120 s.h. of credit as follows:

I. General education requirements including the one listed below - 40 s.h.

(For information about courses that carry general education credit see General Education Program.)

III. Concentrations - 42 s.h.

(Choose one of the following concentrations.)

A. Geographic and environmental systems

2. Environmental geography courses (30 s.h. maximum)

B. Global environment and development

1. Foreign language through level 2004 (12 s.h.)

(For information about the foreign language requirement see Placement Testing, Foreign Language.)

3. Human/environmental courses (21-24 s.h.)

IV. Minor and general electives to complete requirements for graduation.