Geography & Geographic Information Science: Human Geography, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Major in Geography & Geographic Information Science, Human Geography Concentration


department website: https://ggis.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Geography & GIS Faculty

advising: Geography & GIS advising


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


Undergraduate Degree Programs in Geography & Geographic Information Science

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts & Sciences: Major in Geography & Geographic Information Science, Human Geography Concentration

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours).

Departmental distinction: Students majoring in Geography and Geographic Information Science can earn distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction upon graduation. The requirements for these awards are:

  • For distinction: 3.3 GPA overall; 3.3 GPA in GGIS courses.
  • For high distinction: 3.3 GPA overall; 3.75 GPA in GGIS courses.
  • For highest distinction: 3.3 GPA overall; 3.75 GPA in GGIS courses; satisfactorily complete an
  • independent project (GEOG 391).

Students should consult their advisors regarding distinction requirements as soon as they enter the major (no later than the end of their junior year).


General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.

Minimum required major and supporting course work: A minimum of 35 credit hours of Geography and Geographic Information Science courses. Twelve (12) hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.
 

Geography & GIS Core Requirements

Total Core Hours10-12
Select one of the following:3-4
Introduction to Meteorology
Earth's Physical Systems
Big Rivers of the World
Select one of the following:3-4
Global Development & Environment
Social and Cultural Geography
The Digital Earth
Geographies of Globalization
Social & Environmental Issues
Geographies of Global Conflict
Choose one of the following:4
Spatial Analysis
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Total Hours General Geography Concentration Requirements25-27
Total Hours Required for Graduation120

Human Geography Concentration Requirements: 

Human Geography Concentration Requirements:
200-to 400-level Geography courses, at least 6 hours of which must be at the 300- or 400- level, selected from the following:25-27
Cities of the World
Business Location Decisions
Social & Environmental Issues
Environmental Data Science
American People, Places, & Environments
Intro to Social Statistics
Environment and Society
Sustainability and the City
Sustainable Development in South Asia
Water Planet, Water Crisis
Spatial Analysis
Population Geography
Independent Study
Honors Independent Study
Geography Field Course
Green Development
Geospatial Technology & Society
Amer Vernacular Cultural Land
Geography of Health Care
Health Applications of GIS
Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
Sustainable Planning Seminar
Transportation &Sustainability
Environmental Policy
Modern Geographic Thought
Digital Cartography & Map Design
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Challenges of Sustainability
Urban Geography
Climate & Social Vulnerability
Total Hours required for graduation120