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Geography, Minor

Requirements

The Minor in Geography allows students to focus on either of the major sub-disciplines of geography, namely physical geography or human geography, or to follow a broad curriculum in geography. The minor will also overlap with the coursework required of students seeking a Utah state teaching endorsement in geography.

Total Program Credits: 21

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements:   21 Credits
Required Courses; Complete the following:  
  GEOG 1000 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
  GEOG 1005 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab 1
  GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
  GEOG 3600 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
Elective courses; complete at least 10 credits from the following list, at least six of which much be 3000-level or higher:   10
  ENVT 3800 Energy Use on Earth (3.0)  
  GEOG 1400 Introduction to Human Geography (3.0)  
  GEOG 1600 Geography of Utah (3.0)  
  GEOG 2000 Sustainability and Environment  (3.0)  
  GEOG 2100 Geography of the United States (3.0)  
  GEOG 2500 Geography of Latin America and the Caribbean (3.0)  
  GEOG 3400 Environmental Remote Sensing (3.0)  
  GEOG 3500 Geomorphology (4.0)  
or GEO 3200 Geologic Hazards (4.0)  
  GEOG 3650 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4.0)  
  GEOG 3700 Wetland Studies (3.0)  
  GEOG 4100 Geospatial Field Methods (3.0)  
At most one of the following courses may be used towards elective requirements:    
  ANTH 2030 Archeological Method and Theory (3.0)  
  ANTH 3850 Ethnographic Methods WE (3.0)  
  BIOL 3700 General Ecology (3.0)  
  BIOL 3800 Conservation Biology (3.0)  
  BOT 4050 Plant Ecology (3.0)  
  ENGL 373R Literature of Cultures and Places (3.0)  
  ENST 3000 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3.0)  
  ENVT 3330 Water Resources Management (3.0)  
  ENVT 3850 Environmental Policy (3.0)  
  ANTH 3150 Culture Ecology and Health (3.0)  
  PHIL 3530 Environmental Ethics (3.0)  
  SOC 4020 Survey Research Design (3.0)  
  Or other advisor-approved electives  

  Graduation Requirements:365体育比赛投注

  1. Grade of C- or higher in all courses used to satisfy requirements of the minor.  

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

365体育比赛投注Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
GEOG 1000 (GE) Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1005 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab 1
  Semester total: 4
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
 GEOG 130G Survey of World Geography 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
 GEOG 3600 Physical Science Dist. (PHYS 2010 & 2015 recommended) 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 21

 

Department

Name:

Earth Science

Location:

PS 207

Telephone:

365体育比赛投注801-863-6964

Email:

Nathan.Toke@fishncamp.com

Web Address:

fishncamp.com/earthscience/

Chair:

Nathan Toke

 
 

Mission Statement

365体育比赛投注The Department of Earth Science’s mission is to provide students with a dynamic educational experience that will prepare them for rewarding lives and careers in a large variety of professions in private industry, governmental agencies at all levels, non-governmental organizations, and education. Our department strives to create an inviting and safe learning environment for students from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of educational goals. We offer four bachelor’s degree programs (B.S. in Earth Science Education, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, B.S. in Geography, and B.S. in Geology), an associate’s degree (A.S. in Physical Science), and two certificate programs (a certificate of proficiency in Geographic Information Systems and a certificate of completion in Water and Wastewater Operations). We have excellent laboratory and classroom facilities and we take pride in being able to offer opportunities for students to learn outside of the classroom with service learning projects, internships, field work, study abroad experiences, and through research collaborations with faculty. Research experiences offer opportunities for personalized mentorship by faculty that lead our students to become deeply involved with their discipline of study. Thus, our graduates are skilled and creative thinkers who are well-prepared to step into professions that contribute toward understanding and solving Earth, societal, and environmental challenges faced by communities here in Utah and worldwide.

Depending on the specific degree and elective courses chosen, a graduate will gain particular expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Biogeography
  • Earth Science Education
  • Environmental Health
  • Environmental Monitoring and Sustainability
  • Environmental Science and Management
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Analysis
  • Geologic Hazards Assessment
  • Geomorphology
  • Human Geography
  • Hydrology
  • Land Use and Landcover Analyses
  • Paleoclimatology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Pollution Monitoring, Remdiation and Prevention
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sedimentary Rocks and Stratigraphyy
  • Structural Geology and Tectonics
  • Urban Geography
  • Water and Natural Resource Management
  • Water treatment
  • Wetland Studies
 
 

Earth Science

  • Administrative Support: Brandi Pacchiega
  • Office: PS 201c
  • Telephone: 801-863-6964
  • Email:    BPacchiega@fishncamp.com
  • Advisor: Jordan Jarman (for Earth Science Education majors)
  • Office: PS 201b
  • Telephone: 801-863-6791
  • Email: JJarman@fishncamp.com
 
 

Faculty

Joel Bradford(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Vocational Education, Southern Illinois University; M.S., Cultural Anthropology, University of Utah.

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Michael Bunds(2001)

Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geological Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara; M.S., Geology, University of California, Davis; Ph.D., Geology (Geochemistry, Structural Geology), University of Utah.

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Eddy Cadet(1993)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, University of Illinois; M.S., Environmental Sciences, Ph.D., Integrative Biological Sciences, Tuskegee University; Licensed Environmental Health Scientist (Utah); Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS).

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James Callison(1994)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Biology, Southern Utah University, M.S., Range Science, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Watershed Management, University of Arizona.

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Charle Czajka(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geology, North Carolina State University, M.S., Ph.D., Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University.

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Hilary Hungerford(2015)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geography, University of Northern Colorado; M.A., Ph.D., Geography, University of Kansas.

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Daren Nelson(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Utah State University; M.S., Hydrology, University of Idaho; Ph.D., Geology, University of Utah.

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Michael Stearns(2017)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.A., Geology and Geography, Michigan State University; M.S., Geology and Geophysics, University of Utah; Ph.D., Earth Science, University of California.

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Daniel Stephen(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, University of Arkansas; Ph.D., Geology (Invertebrate Paleontology), Texas A & M University.

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Nathan Toke(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Department Chair, Faculty



B.S., Geology, University of Vermont; M.S., Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Arizona State University.

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Weihong Wang(2012)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.Sc., Geophysics, M.Sc., Environmental Geology, Jianghan Petroleum University; M.Sc., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Marine Science, University of South Carolina.

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Justin White(2018)

Assistant Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geographic Sciences, James Madison University; M.S., Geography, Virginia Tech; Ph.D., Geography, University of Nevada.

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Alessandro Zanazzi(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., M.S., Geology, University of Padua, Italy; M.S., Geology, Iowa State University; Ph.D., Geology, University of South Carolina.

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