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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 3100 Cartography 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 130G Survey of World Geography (3.0)  
  GEOG 1400 Introduction to Human Geography (3.0)  
  GEOG 1600 Geography of Utah (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 (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)  
  HLTH 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:

  1. Grade point average of 2.0 or above required in all courses used to satisfy requirements of the minor.
  2. 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

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title or Text 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 or Text Credit Hours
 GEOG 3100 Cartography 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 3 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
 GEOG 3600 Physical Science Dist. (PHYS 2010 & 2015 recommended) 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 4 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 4
  Semester total: 4
Semester 5 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
Semester 6 Course Title or Text Credit Hours
Minor Elective from list 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 21

Department

Name:

Earth Science

Location:

PS 207

Telephone:

801-863-6295

Email:

michael.bunds@uvu.edu

Web Address:

www.uvu.edu/earthscience/

Chair:

Michael Bunds

 
 

Mission Statement

The Department of Earth Science’s mission is to provide students with a rewarding and dynamic educational experience. We pride ourselves on being able to offer personal attention to the needs of students with diverse backgrounds and educational goals, and to providing students with the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom in research, service-learning and internship projects. Our three degree programs (B.S. in Geology, B.S. in Environmental Science and Management, and B.S. in Earth Science Education) provide a wide range of skills and knowledge that are applicable to today´s earth science job markets, as well as a broad-based science education that´s ideal for students planning to continue to graduate programs in law, education, business, or health fields. We also offer a minor in Geography. Our Department graduates professionals who are skilled and creative and who are well prepared to contribute toward solving earth and environmental science challenges faced 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:

  • Economic Geology
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Management
  • Geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Geologic Hazards
  • Geomorphology
  • Hydrology
  • Paleontology
  • Petrology
  • Tectonics
 
 

Earth Science

  • Administrative Support: Brandi Pacchiega
  • Office: PS REC
  • Telephone: 801-863-6964
  • Email:    BPacchiega@uvu.edu
 
 

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)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Department Chair, 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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Steven Emerman(2008)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Mathematics, Ohio State University; M.A., Geology, Princeton University; Ph.D., Geophysics, Cornell 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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R. Kelly(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



B.S., Geology, Brigham Young University; M.S., Geology, Idaho State University.

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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

Department: Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Coordinator, Environmental Studies

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

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Nathan Toke(2011)

Associate Professor

Department: Earth Science
Faculty



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

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Weihong Wang(2012)

Assistant 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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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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