Geography Major (B.A.)

A minimum of 120 credits of coursework is required for the baccalaureate degree with a minimum 2.0 overall GPA, and a minimum 2.0 major GPA. However, more than 120 credits may be required depending upon the major field of study.

Program Requirements

Students must complete 42 credits of General Education requirements and 3-9 credits of World Languages and Cultures Requirements.

Required Courses
EAES 100Principles of Geography3-4
or EAES 101 Planet Earth
EAES 161Human Geography3
or EAES 170 World Geography
EAES 210Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing3
EAES 281Introduction to American Urban Studies3
EAES 390Research Methods3
Capstone Course
EAES 487Senior Seminar in Urban Study (Urban Studies Internship)3
or EAES 497 Senior Seminar Geography
Major Electives
Select 17 credits from the list (see below)17
Collateral Courses
MATH 109Statistics3
Select a collateral sequence from the list (see below)8-10
Total Credits47

Major Electives

Complete a minimum of 17 credits from the following. Must include at least 3 credits from each category:

Physical and Environmental Geography
Select 3-12 credits of the following:
BIOL 213Introduction to Ecology4
EAES 200Geomorphology3
EAES 201Understanding Weather and Climate4
EAES 230Hydrology3
EAES 250Introduction to Marine Sciences4
EAES 301Climatology3
EAES 322Environmental Geochemistry3
EAES 330Fluvial Geography3
EAES 331Geohydrology3
EAES 332Hydroclimatology3
EAES 341Principles of Soil Science3
EAES 361Environmental Policy3
EAES 401Geo-Ecology3
EAES 403Meteorology4
EAES 454Human Impact on the Coastal Zone4
EAES 460Environmental Law3
EAES 475Environmental Economics3
Urban Systems
Select 3-12 credits of the following:
EAES 161Human Geography3
EAES 280Principles of Land Use3
EAES 282Urban Design and Architecture: American Cityscape3
EAES 283Urban Georgraphy3
EAES 300Energy Transitions: A Global Dependence3
EAES 363Geopolitics3
EAES 370World Resources and Industries3
EAES 373Historical Geography of the United States3
EAES 380Transportation3
EAES 381Urban Field Studies3
EAES 385Urbanization and Environment3
EAES 386People and Cities: Comparative Urban Studies3
EAES 484Urban Planning3
Regional and Spatial Analysis
Select 3-12 credits of the following:
EAES 170World Geography3
EAES 211Aerial Photograph Interpretation3
EAES 271Geography of East and Southeast Asia3
EAES 272Land and Life in Latin America3
EAES 303Field Geography3
EAES 310Geographic Information Systems (GIS)3
EAES 311Fundamentals of Remote Sensing of Environment3
EAES 372Geography of South Asia3
EAES 376Geography of New Jersey3
EAES 377Geography of Sub-Sahara Africa3
EAES 378Geography of the Middle East3
EAES 391Quantitative Methods in Geography and Urban Studies3
EAES 410Advanced Topics in GIScience3

Collateral Courses

Geography Collateral Sequence
Select one of the following collateral sequences:8-10
Physics - Select one of the following sequences
PHYS 193
PHYS 194
College Physics I
and College Physics II
8
PHYS 191
PHYS 192
University Physics I
and University Physics II
8
Math/Computer Science
CSIT 111Fundamentals of Programming I3
CSIT 112Fundamentals of Programming II3
MATH 111Applied Precalculus4
or MATH 112 Precalculus Mathematics
Chemistry
CHEM 120General Chemistry I4
CHEM 121General Chemistry II4
Biology
BIOL 112Principles of Biology I4
BIOL 113Principles of Biology II4
Geology
EAES 105Physical Geology4
EAES 240Historical Geology4
Economics/Management
ECON 101Applied Macroeconomics3
ECON 102Applied Microeconomics3
MGMT 231Management Processes3
Sociology
SOCI 201Foundations of Sociological Inquiry4
Select 4 credits of the following:
SOCI 104Sociology of the Family3
SOCI 105Black Family3
SOCI 106Individual and Society3
SOCI 201Foundations of Sociological Inquiry4
SOCI 207Social Structure of American Society3
SOCI 208Men and Masculinities3
SOCI 209Sociology of Poverty and Welfare3
SOCI 212Sociology of Technology3
SOCI 215Sociology of Sports3
SOCI 219Sociology of Aging3
SOCI 220Sociology of Rich and Poor Nations3
SOCI 230Sociology of Conflict and Violence3
SOCI 240Statistics for Social Research4
SOCI 301Sociological Research Methods I4
SOCI 302Sociological Research Methods II3
SOCI 303Large Scale Organizations3
SOCI 304Sociology of Work and Professions3
SOCI 309Sociology of Health and Illness3
SOCI 310Directed Independent Research3-9
SOCI 311Urban Sociology3
SOCI 312Environmental Sociology3
SOCI 313Sociological Theory: A Critical Analysis3
SOCI 314Environmental Justice3
SOCI 315Social Inequality3
SOCI 316Sociology of Education3
SOCI 318Sociology of Population3
SOCI 330Political Sociology3
SOCI 334Comparative Social Analysis3
SOCI 336Sociology and Social Work3
SOCI 340Social Change in a Global World3
SOCI 390Cooperative Education in Sociology3-4
SOCI 400Senior Project3
SOCI 401Sociology of Emotions3
SOCI 402Social Contexts of Mental Illness and Treatment3
SOCI 404Sociology of Religion3
SOCI 405Deviance and Social Control3
SOCI 407Sociology of the Mass Media3
SOCI 408Social Movements3
SOCI 411Selected Topics in Sociology3
SOCI 416Qualitative Research in Sociology3
SOCI 420Sociology of Law3
SOCI 426Sociology of Sexuality3
SOCI 430Sociology of Gender3
Anthropology
ANTH 100Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 201Applied Anthropology3
Select one of the following:
ANTH 110Anthropology of Multicultural America3
ANTH 115Cultures of the Middle East3
ANTH 120Native North Americans3
ANTH 130Cultures of South Asia3
ANTH 140Non-Western Contributions to the Western World3
ANTH 150Cultures of Latin America3
ANTH 155Urban Anthropology3
ANTH 170Peoples of Africa3
ANTH 220American Folk Culture3
ANTH 270Archaeology of Ancient Middle America3