Department of Geosciences

Geology, Geography and GIS ... Sciences for the 21st Century

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BS in Geography

The list below represents the major learning objectives and outcomes of the B.S. program in physical geography. Upon graduating from the Department of Geosciences, every student with a bachelor's degree in physical geography should be able to do the following:  
  • Demonstrate a general knowledge of geographic dimensions of social and environmental phenomena and processes
  • Demonstrate in-depth knowledge of a specific geographical question
  • Demonstrate an ability to analyze data geographically
  • Demonstrate an ability to represent data geographically
  • Demonstrate an ability to construct and present an argument based on evidence
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the geographic dimensions of patterns and processes of the physical environment
  • Demonstrate competence in acquiring, evaluating, and analyzing data about the physical world.