Description

Geography is a comprehensive discipline that, via spatial patterns analysis, reveals the intricate attributes and connectivity of human cultures and the natural environment. As such, geography is critical to understanding the complexities of global change. Students may specialize in one of many areas, including climate and weather, cultural/human geography, geographic information systems, historical geography of the Great Plains, natural resources, physical geography, pre-community and regional planning, regional studies, or remote sensing.

An education in geography prepares students for careers in government agencies as well as those involved with foreign service, land management, tourism, health care delivery systems, environmental assessment, transportation development, land use planning, air traffic control, and GIS and cartographic analysis, and in a wide variety of businesses, particularly those concerned with environmental mapping, geographic information systems, and planning. A geography major also prepares students for graduate-level degrees in geography, law (especially environmental law), international business, urban and regional planning, and teaching at all levels.
 

Program Assessment. In order to assist the department in evaluating the effectiveness of its programs, majors will be required to complete written and oral examinations in the Senior Seminar, GEOG 402, over knowledge in all components of the major, as well as over more detailed knowledge in the student’s area of focus. Students will be informed of the scheduling and format of assessment exams in the Senior Seminar. Students will also be given exit interviews prior to graduation to gather their views on the effectiveness of the major. Results of participation in this assessment activity will in no way affect a student’s GPA or graduation.

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and the discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1 : Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics, and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology, and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Russian, and Spanish.
A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical, and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 100 or BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic advisor for a complete list, including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most arts and sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

Catalog to Use

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of geography will be able to:

  1. Understand spatial variations in physical geography—climate, vegetation, and soils—on the surface of the earth.
  2. Understand and appreciate the spatial, ecological, and regional dimensions of human life on the surface of the earth.
  3. Understand how to use geospatial techniques such as cartographic representation, GIS, and remote sensing in order to analyze and interpret geographic dimensions of life in the world.
  4. Appreciate how the global and local are connected.
  5. Have an appreciation of the history and philosophy of geography, both past and present.

Major Requirements

At least 33 hours, including geography Core Requirements, Techniques, and Electives with at least 14 hours at the 300 or 400 level and at least one of the Techniques courses at the 400 level.

Core Requirements

Required Courses
GEOG 111 / ANTH 111 / GLST 111Academic Success and Decision Making in a Globalized World1
GEOG 140Introductory Human Geography3
or GEOG 120 Introductory Economic Geography
GEOG 155Elements of Physical Geography4
GEOG 181Quality of the Environment3
GEOG 272Geography of World Regions3
GEOG 311 / ANTH 311 / GLST 311Seminar in Launching Academic and Professional Careers1
GEOG 402Undergraduate Seminar (Senior Seminar)3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Total Credit Hours18

Specific Major Requirements

Technique Courses
Select two courses from the following, with one at the 400 level.6-8
GIS in Archaeology
Advanced Spatial Analysis with GIS
Selected Topics in Community and Regional Planning
Principles of GIS
Introduction to Spatial Sciences
Cartography I: Introduction to Cartography
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
Introduction to Computer Mapping
Web GIS
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Digital Image Analysis of Remote Sensing Data
Field Techniques in Remote Sensing
Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information Systems
Scientific Visualization in Cartography
Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
Programming, Scripting, and Automation for GIS
Geo-demographic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
Cognitive Processes in Map Comprehension and Use
Advanced Special Problems
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6-8
Additional Geography Courses
Select three additional GEOG courses. 9-12
Credit Hours Subtotal: 9-12
Total Credit Hours15-20

ADDITIONAL MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No more than 6 hours of courses taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Eighteen (18) hours of geography courses, including 10 hours in courses numbered 300 or above.

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No more than 6 hours of courses taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or minor.

GEOG101
Discover Geography

Recommended for any student considering a career and a major or minor in Geography. The course is required for declared Geography majors.

Description: An orientation to the field of Geography, discussion of career opportunities, an overview of requirements for the major, and an introduction to resources available at UNL and in the Lincoln community. Learn about unique contributions that geographers are making to address issues in management of natural resources, public health, water and food security, international trade, immigration and other areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GEOG109
Water in SocietyCrosslisted with SCIL 109, AECN 109, NRES 109, ENVR 109

Description: Introduction to the scientific, social, and economic dimensions of historical and contemporary water systems. Students will develop an understanding of hydrologic systems and analyze and engage in decision-making about complex challenges associated with water resource use.

This course is a prerequisite for: SCIL 300

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 4 Science

GEOG111
Academic Success and Decision Making in a Globalized WorldCrosslisted with GLST 111, ANTH 111

Pass/No Pass only.

Description: Course focused on student success, academic planning, and career development for all majors in Anthropology, Geography and Global Studies.

This course is a prerequisite for: GLST 311, ANTH 311, GEOG 311

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Pass No Pass
Groups:Introductory

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GEOG120
Introductory Economic Geography

Description: Basic factors influencing the location of economic activity. Influence of space and location on the evolution and development of economic systems. World and regional patterns of economic activities.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG140
Introductory Human Geography

Students who have previously taken GEOG 100 may not receive credit for GEOG 140.

Description: Human populations, cultures, and landscapes, with particular attention to human-environment relations and global interconnections.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG155
Elements of Physical Geography

Students who earn credit toward the degree in GEOG 155 may not earn credit toward the degree in GEOG 150 or in the combination of GEOG 150 and 152.

Description: Investigation of the basic elements of the physical environment of the earth and its atmosphere. Includes atmospheric processes, temperature distributions, weather systems, severe weather, climates, water balance, vegetation and soil distributions, landforms and their processes, and natural hazards. Modifying influences that humans have on the physical environment and atmosphere examined.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 308, GEOL 308, NRES 308

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 4 Science

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 4 Science

GEOG170
Introduction to Great Plains StudiesCrosslisted with ANTH 170, GPSP 170, NRES 170, SOCI 170

Description: Interdisciplinary study of the natural environment, social environment, human heritage, arts and humanities of the Great Plains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG181
Quality of the Environment

Description: Analysis of human's role in altering the quality of the environment through their impact on eco-health, transformation of the landscape, and spatial organization and behavior.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

GEOG198
Special Topics in Geography

Description: Offered from time to time by faculty members who wish to examine current problems in geography. May take a variety of forms including the freshman seminar and the minicourse.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

GEOG200
Landscape and Environmental AppreciationCrosslisted with HORT 200, LARC 200

Description: Values and processes in human landscapes and natural environments. Concepts and tools to understand the context of local and global environments and significant historical landscapes. Landscape as an indicator of aesthetic quality, design principles and processes as integrators of humans and nature, and the garden as a model for creating sustainable landscapes.

This course is a prerequisite for: HORT 265; HORT 267

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 7 Arts ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG217
Principles of GIS

Description: Introduction to theories and methods of Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Geographic Information Systems (GISystems). Focuses on spatial thinking, analysis skills, and the fundamental knowledge needed to use GIS effectively, accurately, and ethically. Topics include: geodesy, cartography and geovisualization, map projections, geospatial data collection, GPS, spatial data models, spatial databases, and spatial analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG271
Geography of the United States

Description: Introduction to the regional geography of the United States. Attention to the significance of location, advantages and limitations of the natural environment, population distribution, and economic development considered regionally.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG272
Geography of World Regions

Description: Appraisal of the interaction between the physical environment, the human resources, and economic activities for the major regions of the world. Application of fundamental geographical concepts to regional analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG281
Introduction to Water ScienceCrosslisted with NRES 281, WATS 281

Prerequisites: High school chemistry or one semester college chemistry; one course in geology or physical geography or soil.

Description: Survey of the water science from the perspective of both natural and social sciences. Water budget, precipitation, evapotranspiration, runoff and stream flow, groundwater, water quality parameters, economics of water, water policy, water law and water politics.

This course is a prerequisite for: NRES 319

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG283
Space, the Environment and You

Description: Experiments to help individuals develop awareness of the extent to which their feelings and behavior are influenced by the spatial and environmental dimensions of their surroundings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG289
People and the Land: Human Environmental Interactions on the Great PlainsCrosslisted with NRES 289

Description: Explore human environmental interaction on the Great Plains. Samples a variety of Great Plains cultures and time periods to explore past use of the Great Plains environment. Evaluation of attributes and related data critical to the operation of past social-ecological systems with reference to changing climatic/ecological dynamics, human environmental impacts, and the sustainability of various indigenous and western modes of land use on the Great Plains. Investigate knowledge of these processes and how they can be of relevance to contemporary issues of Great Plains land management and resource utilization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 5 Humanities

GEOG308
BiogeographyCrosslisted with GEOL 308, NRES 308

Prerequisites: GEOG 155 or BIOS 101 and 101L or GEOL 101.

Biogeography is a highly interdisciplinary science, relying heavily on ecology, geological science, and climatology. It is global in scope and offers the latest knowledge in understanding organism distributions, and the factors that determine those distributions.

Description: Introduction to the basic concepts of biogeography, the study of distributions of plants and animals, both past and present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG311
Seminar in Launching Academic and Professional CareersCrosslisted with GLST 311, ANTH 311

Prerequisites: ANTH/GEOG/GLST 111

Pass/No Pass (PNP)

Description: Online seminar focused on academic and career development for Anthropology, Geography and Global Studies majors.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GEOG312
Introduction to Spatial SciencesCrosslisted with NRES 312

Recommended to have basic computer skills

Description: Overview of digital technology and concepts in spatial sciences. Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Geographic position systems and other spatial technology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG317
Cartography I: Introduction to Cartography

Prerequisites: 6 hrs geography.

Description: Introduction to maps and mapping with emphasis on applied and theoretical considerations in map design and construction. Students create computer maps from specifications of instructor. Opportunity to actively participate in the technical processes of data collection, cartographic design, and construction normally associated with the actual production of maps.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG334
Historical Geography of the Great Plains

Description: Traces the sequence of the human occupancy of the Great Plains from prehistoric times to the present. Focus on the changing perception and utilization of the Great Plains environment, leading to the emergence of a distinctive contemporary region.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

GEOG361
Urban Geography

Description: Geography of cities and metropolitan areas of the past, present, and future. Spatial structures of urban settlements in North America and elsewhere examined both theoretically and descriptively.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

GEOG370
Geography of Nebraska

Description: Survey of the physical and cultural features of the geography of Nebraska as related to the changing patterns in the human occupance of the geographic regions of the state.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG372
European Landscapes and Cultures

Description: The physical and human geographies of Europe. Population migrations, landscape change, and diversity of culture in Europe and selected sub-regions of Europe.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG375
Geography of Asia

Description: Patterns of physical features, population, and economic activities and other cultural aspects. Attention to India, China, and Japan.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG377
Women of the Great PlainsCrosslisted with GPSP 377, WMNS 377

Description: The intersection of gender, identity, power, and representation throughout time and space in the Great Plains of the United States and Canada.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG378
Geography of Latin America

Description: Introduction to the geography of Mexico, Central America, West Indies, and South America. Advantage and limitations of the natural environment, population distribution, and economic development are considered regionally.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG380
Geography of AfricaCrosslisted with ETHN 380, NRES 380

Description: Overview of the major physical and human landscapes in Africa. Prominent past and current events will be placed into a spatial context in an attempt to develop insight into the interrelationships that exist among people, cultures, countries, economies, and the environment, not only within Africa, but between Africa and the rest of the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Regional Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

GEOG398
Special Topics in Geography

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Selected topic possessing areal implications.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GEOG399
Independent Study in Geography

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

GEOG399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

GEOG402
Undergraduate Seminar

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Serves as the capstone course for the GEOG major.

Description: The history and philosophy of geography. Contemporary issues in geography.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

GEOG406
Spatial and Environmental Influences in Social SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 806

Description: How space, spatial structure, and spatially oriented behavior operate in social systems, emphasizing their influence on interpersonal communication and/or social exchange.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG408
Microclimate: The Biological EnvironmentCrosslisted with AGRO 408, HORT 408, METR 408, NRES 408, WATS 408, AGRO 808, GEOG 808, HORT 808, METR 808, NRES 808

Prerequisites: Junior standing, MATH 106 or equivalent, 5 hrs physics, major in any of the physical or biological sciences or engineering.

Description: Physical factors that create the biological environment. Radiation and energy balances of earth's surfaces, terrestrial and marine. Temperature, humidity, and wind regimes near the surface. Control of the physical environment through irrigation, windbreaks, frost protection, manipulation of light, and radiation. Applications to air pollution research. Instruments for measuring environmental conditions and remote sensing of the environment.

This course is a prerequisite for: AGRO 907, HORT 907, METR 907, NRES 907; BSEN 954, NRES 954

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG409
Human Dimensions of Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with NRES 409

Prerequisites: Junior standing; 12 credit hours in natural resources, environmental studies, or closely related fields

Description: Overview of the human dimensions of natural resources issues. Exploration of the socioeconomic, cultural, and political aspects of human behavior and how these interact with, might influence, or are influenced by the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG412
Introduction to Geographic Information SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 812, NRES 412, NRES 812

Description: Introduction to conceptual foundations and applications of computer-based geographic information systems (GIS). GIS database development, spatial data analysis, spatial modeling, GIS implementation and administration.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 422, GEOG 822; GEOG 922, NRES 922

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG414
Spatial Analysis and ModelingCrosslisted with GEOG 814

Prerequisites: GEOG 412 and STAT 218 or STAT 380

Description: Advanced spatial analysis techniques, algorithms, and methods used in solving geographic problems. Topics include: cluster analysis, spatial autocorrelation, spatial regression, spatial sampling, and gravity models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG415
Introduction to Computer MappingCrosslisted with GEOG 815

Prerequisites: GEOG 317.

Description: Introduction to the tools, techniques, and analytical uses of computer mapping. Programming necessary for producing own computer mapping programs.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 915

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG417
Web GISCrosslisted with GEOG 817

Prerequisites: GEOG 317 or GEOG 412

Description: Introduction to Internet-based GIS and web cartography. Focus on programming concepts underlying the creation and implementation of quality web mapping applications.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 483, GEOG 883; GEOG 915

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG418
Introduction to Remote SensingCrosslisted with GEOG 818, NRES 418, NRES 818

Prerequisites: 9 hours of GEOL, NRES or GEOG.

Advanced standing in geography, natural resources, environmental sciences, engineering or agronomy recommended.

Description: Introduction to remote sensing of the earth from aerial and satellite platforms. Aerial photography, multispectral scanning, thermal imaging and microwave remote sensing techniques. Physical foundations of remote sensing using electromagnetic energy, energy-matter interactions, techniques employed in data acquisition and methods of image analysis. Weekly laboratory provides practical experience in visual and digital interpretation of aerial photography, satellite imagery, thermal and radar imagery. Applications in geographic, agricultural, environmental and natural resources analyses.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 420, GEOG 820; GEOG 421, GEOG 821, NRES 421, NRES 821

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG419
Applications of Remote Sensing in Agriculture and Natural ResourcesCrosslisted with AGRO 419, GEOL 419, NRES 420, AGRO 819, GEOG 819, GEOL 819, NRES 820

GEOG 418/NRES 418 recommended

Description: Introduction to the practical uses of remote electromagnetic sensing in dealing with agricultural and water-resources issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG420
Digital Image Analysis of Remote Sensing DataCrosslisted with GEOG 820

Prerequisites: GEOG 418/818 or GEOG 419/819.

Description: Principles and methods of digital image processing of remotely sensed data. The biophysical basis of remote sensing and the various sensor systems typically used for monitoring terrestrial and aquatic environments. Algorithms for the preprocessing, enhancement, classification and mapping of digital data for agricultural, urban, geological, environmental, and natural resource management problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG421
Field Techniques in Remote SensingCrosslisted with GEOG 821, NRES 421, NRES 821

Prerequisites: GEOG 418/818

Description: Field techniques as they relate to remote-sensing campaigns. Research methods, systematic approaches to data collection, field spectroscopy, collecting ancillary information linked with spectroscopic data sets as well as aircraft or satellite missions and subsequent analyses of acquired data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG422
Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information SystemsCrosslisted with GEOG 822

Prerequisites: GEOG 412/812.

Description: Vector and quadtree data structures, use of relational database management systems, topologically structured databases, query languages, digital terrain modeling, advanced data analysis methods and research issues in GIS. Extensive practical experience with the current GIS software.

This course is a prerequisite for: GEOG 922, NRES 922

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG425
Scientific Visualization in CartographyCrosslisted with GEOG 825

Prerequisites: GEOG 317 and either GEOG 415 or GEOG 417

Description: Explores cartographic applications of computer animation and multimedia for the dual purposes of assisting visual thinking in map-oriented research and data exploration, and in communicating geographic ideas to others.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG427
Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)Crosslisted with GEOG 827, NRES 427, NRES 827

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Familiarity with mapping and GIS recommended.

Description: Integrated lectures, lab exercises and field experience provide an understanding of GPS technology and applications. Students will learn to collect, correct and use GPS data in a geographic information system (GIS) environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:2
Max credits per semester:2
Max credits per degree:2
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:2

ACE:

GEOG431
Cultural GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 831

Description: The history of cultural geography from von Humboldt through Carl Sauer to the 'new' cultural geographies of Don Mitchell, Gillian Rose and Noel Castree. The current theoretical debates of feminism, post-structuralism, post-colonialism and environmentalism, and the influences of literary and cultural studies in the development of cultural geography and the various methodologies involved.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG432
Programming, Scripting, and Automation for GISCrosslisted with GEOG 832

Prerequisites: GEOG 217

Practical experience or other formal preparation in GIS may be substituted for prerequisite by permission.

Description: GIS-focused programming, scripting, and spatial analysis using the Python and R programming languages. Topics include: the ArcPy library, algorithm development, open source geospatial libraries, and the manipulation and analysis of geospatial data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG435
Cultural Survival: Indigenous People's RightsCrosslisted with GEOG 835

Description: Threats against indigenous peoples' lands, resources and cultural patrimony, languages and knowledge systems more than 500 years after Columbus instigated European colonialism, creating the first global world order. The responses of Indigenous peoples to the imposition of Western dominated economic and political systems. Land rights, economic development, and women's rights from the perspective of different Indigenous communities around the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG441
Geographies of HealthCrosslisted with GEOG 841

Description: Exploration of political economies of health care, the geographic distribution of services, the impacts of location in both care utilization and access, emphasizing the importance of "place" in health outcomes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG444
Geo-demographic and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)Crosslisted with GEOG 844

Description: Geo-demographic and geographic information system (GIS) analysis, interpretation and mapping of geographical patterns of population size, population composition, and composition change. Theoretical and applied investigation of geo-demographic issues involving marketing research, public facilities planning, public health provision, and small-area population change forcasting. GIS use of TIGER and small-area census data.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG447
Political GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 847

Description: Importance of factors of a physical, economic, and human character in political development at local to global scales; international geopolitical aspects of environment, territoriality, core areas, capitals, and boundaries; national geographical patterns of voting, representation, public administration and public policy.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Human-Economic Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG448
Pro-seminar in International Relations ICrosslisted with ECON 466, POLS 466, POLS 866, AECN 467, ANTH 479, ANTH 879, ECON 866, GEOG 848, HIST 479, HIST 879, SOCI 466, SOCI 866

Prerequisites: Senior standing and permission.

Open to students with an interest in international relations.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Comp Intrntnl & Reg Develpmnt Human-Economic Geography Variable group based on topic Integrative Courses, Research International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG450
Climate and SocietyCrosslisted with AGRO 450, METR 450, NRES 452, AGRO 850, GEOG 850, METR 850, NRES 852

Prerequisites: Junior standing or above.

Offered spring semester of even-numbered calendar years.

Description: Impact of climate and extreme climatic events on society and societal responses to those events. Global in scope and interdisciplinary.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG461
Geospatial Approaches in Digital Humanities and Social SciencesCrosslisted with ANTH 461, ANTH 861, CLAS 461, CLAS 861, GEOG 861, HIST 461, HIST 861

Description: Study of geographic concepts and critical analysis of applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in humanities and social sciences and application of geospatial tools for humanities and social science research; learn how to collect, manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data for real-world projects

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG467
Great Plains Field PedologyCrosslisted with AGRO 477, NRES 477, SOIL 477, GEOG 867, NRES 877

Prerequisites: AGRO/SOIL 153.

Description: Spatial relationship of soil properties on various parts of landscape typical of the Plains, causal factors, and predictions of such relationships on other landscapes. Grouping these properties into classes, naming the classes, and the taxonomy that results from this grouping. Application of a taxonomy to a real situation through making a field soil survey in a region representative of the Plains border, predicting land use response of various mapped units as it affects the ecosystem, and evaluating the effectiveness of the taxonomic system used in the region surveyed.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

GEOG469
Bio-Atmospheric InstrumentationCrosslisted with AGRO 469, HORT 407, METR 469, MSYM 469, NRES 469, AGRO 869, GEOG 869, HORT 807, METR 869, MSYM 869, NRES 869

Prerequisites: Junior standing; MATH 106; 4 hrs physics; physical or biological science major.

Description: Discussion and practical application of principles and practices of measuring meteorological and related variables near the earth's surface including temperature, humidity, precipitation, pressure, radiation and wind. Performance characteristics of sensors and modern data collection methods are discussed and evaluated.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG478

Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission.

Topical seminar required for all Latin American Studies majors.

Description: An interdisciplinary analysis of topical issues in Latin American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:International Relations&Compar Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist Regional Geography Integrative Courses, Research

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG483
Cognitive Processes in Map Comprehension and UseCrosslisted with GEOG 883

Prerequisites: GEOG 317 and 417/817.

Description: How cognitive processes help individuals to comprehend the spatial circumstances or arenas they confront when carrying out their daily activities. Awareness of space, spatial knowing, formation of cognitive maps, importance of spatial images in negotiation of surroundings, and the relationship of cognitive maps to orientation and wayfinding.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Techniques

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

GEOG484
Water Resources SeminarCrosslisted with AGRO 484, GEOL 484, NRES 484, WATS 484, NRES 884, AGRO 884, GEOG 884, GEOL 884, WATS 884

Prerequisites: Junior or above standing

Description: Seminar on current water resources research and issues in Nebraska and the region.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

GEOG491
Geography Field TourCrosslisted with GEOG 891, NRES 491

Description: Group educational tours to specific sites that illustrate aspects of physical and cultural geography. Off-campus travel required.

Course details
Credit Hours:2-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded
Groups:Physical Geography

Credit Hours:2-3

ACE:

GEOG497
Internship in GeographyCrosslisted with GEOG 897

Prerequisites: Permission.

Description: Applying geographic training with on-the-job learning.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

GEOG498
Advanced Special ProblemsCrosslisted with GEOG 898

Topic varies, see course description or registration guide.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:24
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.


Geography (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
GEOG Intro Core CourseCritical
complete either GEOG 140 or GEOG 120
3hr
C
GEOG 140 is ideally completed in the first term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed by the third term of enrollment.

ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.
16 HR TERM 2
GEOG 111 Core Course
complete GEOG 111
1hr
C

GEOG 155 Core CourseCritical
complete GEOG 155
4hr
C
GEOG 155 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment. It becomes critical to your success in the major if not completed in the third term of enrollment. It will fulfill the CDR Sci/Math and CDR Lab requirements.

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 3
GEOG 181 Core Course
complete GEOG 181
3hr
C
GEOG 181 will fulfill the ACE 6 requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
GEOG 272 Core Course
complete GEOG 272
3hr
C
GEOG 272 will fulfill the ACE 9 requirement.

Geography Courses
complete Any Geography Course
3hr
C
This course will fulfill the CDR Social Science requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.
15 HR TERM 5
Geography Techniques

Geography Upper-Level
complete either Any Geography Course at the 300 Level* or Any Geography Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

ACE 8 Ethical Principles
complete 1 from ACE8
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 6
GEOG 311 Core Course
complete GEOG 311
1hr
C

Geography Techniques
Select a course at the 400 level

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
14 HR TERM 7
Geography Upper-Level
complete either Any Geography Course at the 300 Level* or Any Geography Course at the 400 Level*
3hr
C

CDR: Humanities
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Humanities discipline: ARAB, CLAS, CZEC, ENGL, FILM, FREN, GERM, GREK, HEBR, HIST, JAPN, LATN, PHIL, RELG, RUSS, SPAN.

Electives
complete Any Course*
8hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
GEOG 402 Capstone
complete GEOG 402
3hr
C
GEOG 402 will fulfill the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course*
9hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Confidently navigate complex, ambiguous projects and environments
  • Define problems and identifying causes
  • Conduct and present research to large and small groups
  • Examine and address social problems, and implement creative solutions
  • Analyze and explain data
  • Collaborate with a team to develop solutions
  • Contextualize political, social, and historical events
  • Examine problems from multiple perspectives
  • Gain global perspective and high levels of intercultural awareness
  • Understand the connection between people, places, and communities

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Geographer, United States CE, Engineer Research & Development - Alexandria VA
  • GIS Technician, GIS Workshop - Lincoln NE
  • Archeological Technician, Midwest Archeological Center National Park Service - Lincoln NE
  • Space and Missile Officer, United States Air Force - Vandenberg AFB CA
  • Project Scientist, Albred Benesch & Company - Lincoln NE
  • Intelligence Analyst, BAE Systems - McLean VA
  • Police Officer, Omaha Police Dept - Omaha NE
  • Geospatial Technician, Terra2 Geospatial Consultants - Omaha NE
  • Peace Corps Volunteer, Peace Corps - Washington DC
  • Agricultural Statistician, USDA NASS - Lincoln NE

Internships

  • Integrated Management Technical Assistant, Nebraska Dept of Natural Resources - Lincoln NE
  • GIS Intern, HDR - Lincoln NE
  • NHD GIS Intern, Nebraska Dept of Natural Resources - Lincoln NE