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Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
Mansfield University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geography, Environmental Science Concentration

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Offered by the Department of Geography and Geology

Professor Dodson (chairperson)
Associate Professors Darby, King, Thorne

Geography is a broad academic discipline that integrates the physical and social sciences. It studies the nature of, and relationships between, the natural and cultural aspects of our world. Topics such as current environmental issues, cultural differences, computer cartography, geographic information systems (GIS), and planning are all studied by geographers.

Where things are located has always been of interest to geographers. But the more important and interesting question is, “Why are they where they are?” Pursuing the answer leads to new insights, both academic and applied. An especially pertinent example is the increasing use of geographic information systems (GIS) to help understand our world.

Majors in geography earn a Bachelor of Science degree with optional concentrations in Environmental Science, Regional Planning and Mapping Technology. Thus one can tailor a program to individual needs and interests. Graduates from these programs pursue careers in government and industry, or continue their education by entering graduate school. In addition, we offer a two-year Associate of Science degree in Mapping Technology for those interested in developing new skills or in refining existing ones. Minors in geography, geology, and regional planning are also available and can provide important knowledge and skills to students majoring in related fields.

Want to become a teacher? Our department also houses the content-area portion of the Earth and Space Science program. (See Earth and Space Science Education Degree Program in this catalog.)

Program Requirements: Geography, Environmental Science Concentration (B.S.): 120 s.h.

  • GEG xxxx Geography Electives (upper level) Credits: 3

Total Semester Hours: 61-62

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