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Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Science and Technology, B.A.

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Earth and Geographic Sciences

Elizabeth Gordon
Associate Professor
Assistant Professors
Jiang Yu Bruce Duncan Reid Parsons
  Elizabeth Gordon  
  Lawrence R. Guth  
  Jane Huang  

Objectives for the Program in Earth and Geographic Sciences

The Earth and Geographic Sciences department encompasses the disciplines of Earth Science, Geographic Science, and Physics. A major concentration of study may be chosen in Earth Systems Science or Geographic Science and Technology. In both fields, successful students pursue courses of instruction and are supported in undertaking internship experiences which prepare them for entry into the job market or for acceptance to graduate school. Minors are offered in Earth Systems Science, Geographic Science and Technology, and Geographic Information Systems. In addition, there is an interdisciplinary minor in GIS (Geographic Information System). All three disciplines which make up the Earth and Geographic Sciences offer courses that satisfy various requirements of the Liberal Arts and Sciences Program, as well as those of majors in other departments.

Requirements for the Major in Geographic Science and Technology/Earth Systems Science

The degrees of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts in Geographic Science and Technology or Earth Systems Science each require a minimum of 36 semester hours of coursework. Bachelor of Arts students are required to have foreign language proficiency at the intermediate level.


* GEOG 4000  meets the Computer Literacy requirement for Geographic Science and Technology and Earth Systems Science.

** GEOG 3250 , GEOG 3270 , GEOG 4200 , GEOG 4220  and GEOG 4600  meets the Speaking/Listening and Jr/Sr Writing requirement for Earth Systems Science.

*** GEOG 1100  meets the Speaking/Listening requirement and GEOG 3400  or GEOG 4700  meets the Jr/Sr Writing requirement for Geographic Science and Technology.

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