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Department of Geography

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Department of Geography
207 Arts and Sciences Building
Phone: 307-766-3311
Fax: 307-766-3294
Email: aszabady@uwyo.edu
Dept 3371
1000 E University Ave
Laramie, WY 82071
Office Hours:
7:30 am - 4:30 pm M-F

Requirements for a Minor in Geography


The department offers minors in geography, planning, and geographic information sciences.  Credit requirements range from 18-20 hours of required and elective courses, all of which must be completed with a grade of C or above.

 

Geography

Total Credit Hours - 20

Required Courses - 11 hours

  • GEOG 1010    Intro to Physical Geography (4)
  • GEOG 1020    Intro to Human Geography (3)
  • GEOG 2150    Foundations of GIS and Technology (4)

Electives - 9 hours chosen from:

  • One 3000+ level course in human, cultural, or economic geography (3)
  • One 3000+ level course in physical, environmental, or resource geography (3)
  • Any other geography course(s) 

Geographic Information Sciences

Total Credit Hours - at least 20

Required Courses - 8 hours

  • GEOG 2150    Foundations of GIS and Technology (4)
  • GEOG 4200    Geographic Information Systems I (4)

The recommended math preparation for students who wish to take the GIS minor include:

  • MATH 1404    Trigonometry or MATH 1450 Algebra and Trigonometry
  • MATH 2250    Elementary Linear Algebra

Electives - 12 hours chosen from:

  • GEOG 4000    Terrain Analysis (4)
  • GEOG 4111    Remote Sensing of the Environment (4)
  • GEOG 4113    Geological Remote Sensing (4)
  • GEOG 4211    Adv Remote Sensing of Environment (4)
  • GEOG 4150    Cartography and Digital Map Design (4)
  • GEOG 4210    Adv. Geographic Info. Systems (4)
  • GEOG 4220    Spatial Modeling & Geocomputation (4)
  • GEOG 4240    GISci for Business & Industry (3)
  • GEOG 4280    Quantitative Methods (4)

Planning

Total Credit Hours - 18

Required Courses - 9 hours

  • GEOG 4310    Foundations of Sustainable Planning (3)
  • GEOG 4330    Land Use Planning (3)
  • GEOG 4325    Legal Aspects of Planning (3)

Electives - 9 hours chosen from:

  • GEOG 3050    Economic Geography (3)
  • GEOG 4040    Conservation of Natural Resources (3)
  • GEOG 4340    Natural Resource Mgmt of Western Reservations (4)
  • GEOG 4370    Environmental Planning (3)
  • GEOG 4390    Rural and Small Town Planning (3)
  • GEOG 4400    Natural Resource Policy (3)
  • GEOG 4750    Public Land Management (3)

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