Main Departmental Office
General Academic Building, 435
P.O. Box 305279
Denton, TX 76203-5279
Professors Acevedo, Ferring, Schoolmaster. Associate Professors McGregor, Williams. Assistant Professors Hudak, Lupo, Lyons, Oppong.
The Department of Geography offers courses for students majoring in geography and other fields. Students in arts and sciences, business, and education will find that geography provides excellent support for their majors. Students majoring in any field may minor in geography or take courses for general interest.
Geography courses are divided into two subfields: regional science and earth science. Regional science courses focus on the spatial dimensions of human activity. Earth science courses include physical geography and geology.
Geography is both an academic and an applied field. Students are prepared for a broad range of employment, including regional and urban planning, resource management, environmental planning, location and transportation planning, cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems. Completion of the department's programs also prepares the student for graduate course work in geography and environmental science.
Students planning to transfer to another institution to pursue a geology major should consult with the undergraduate adviser.
The department offers two undergraduate programs in the following areas:
The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in geography requires a minimum of 128 hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
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The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in geography requires a minimum of 128 hours, 42 of which must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the College of Arts and Sciences section of this catalog.
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A minor in archaeology requires the completion of 19 hours, including ANTH 1010, ARCH 2500 and 2800; and a total of nine hours selected from ARCH 3650, 4620 (multiple sections for separate credit) and ARCH 4810.
Students planning to minor in geography should consult the geography undergraduate adviser. A minor requires 19 hours, and usually includes GEOG 1170 or 1200, 1710, and 12 advanced hours.
A minor in geology requires the completion of 19-20 hours in geology and earth science, including GEOL 1610, 3000, 3020 and 4650, and two additional courses from: GEOG 3350, GEOG 4750, GEOL 4630, GEOL 4850. Students with a geography major in either the regional or earth science track may not select geology as a minor.
Students who expect to teach geography in secondary schools must complete Texas requirements for teacher certification, as listed by the Department of Teacher Education and Administration in the College of Education section of this catalog.
Students interested in land and water resource assessment and management should consider the Master of Science with a major in Applied Geography and the graduate programs in environmental science. Faculty from the Department of Geography, in cooperation with the Department of Biological Sciences and the Institute of Applied Sciences, contribute to coordinating the environmental science degrees.
Students interested in regional science and planning should consider the Master of Science in interdisciplinary studies degree. In cooperation with faculty from the Department of Geography, the departments of economics, sociology, real estate and political science help coordinate this degree.
The Department of Geography, in conjunction with the departments of public administration and economics, offers studies in urban and regional planning within the Master of Public Administration degree program. Undergraduates who anticipate entering this program should take a minimum of 12 hours in public administration.
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