The Geography B.S. degrees at both the Fairbanks and Juneau campuses are built upon a group of required courses that provide students with a firm grounding in the fundamental components of the discipline, including global geographic perspectives, geography of the earth’s natural systems, geography of human systems, geospatial sciences (GIS, remote sensing, geovisualization), and the synthesis of these core perspectives through an integrating capstone experience.
FAIRBANKS CAMPUS (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA FAIRBANKS)
B.S. in Geography, Environmental Studies concentration
Provides the foundation necessary for understanding interactions between natural and human systems, analysis of environmental issues from an interdisciplinary geographic perspective, a diverse technical and scientific approach to environmental issues, and the ability to design balanced solutions to environmental problems.
B.S. in Geography, Landscape Analysis and Climate Change Studies concentration
Integrates and synthesizes courses in geography, climate, geologic and biological sciences, as well as geospatial sciences and technology. Students will gain a sound and interdisciplinary understanding of how environmental change influences landscape patterns and human activity and welfare, on both spatial (e.g. latitude, altitude) and temporal (e.g. past, future) scales. Senior practicum courses serve as integrating "capstone experiences" enabling students to apply what they have learned in real-world settings.
B.S. in Geography, Geospatial Sciences concentration
Emphasizes skills and practices in geographic information systems, remote sensing, geovisualization, and analysis of spatial patterns. Courses in GIS, remote sensing, GPS, map design, spatial statistics, and computer programming are integrated with the geography foundation curriculum and courses in natural sciences.
JUNEAU CAMPUS (UNIVERSITY OF ALASKA SOUTHEAST)
B.S. in Geography & Environmental Resources (Juneau, AK)
An immersive educational experience that prepares students for a rich variety of career possibilities in the applied natural-resource sciences, including fields like cartography and remote sensing, land and water resource management, geophysical surveying, public science education, climatological and meteorological surveying, and the earth/ecosystem sciences. The B.S. in Geography combines interdisciplinary classroom training across the sciences, geospatial technology, and a variety of hand-on training in field and laboratory settings. The program emphasizes direct student involvement in research projects and engagement with natural resource agencies and projects.