COSM

Minors/Secondary Discipline


Students in all baccalaureate programs who wish to do so may add a minor to their program of study. The courses that make up a minor should be planned with the major advisor and must be approved by the time the student applies for graduation.

Within the fifteen hours (not including pre-requisites) of course work presented for the minor, the student must have a minimum adjusted grade point average of “C,” with no more than three hours of “D” work. A minimum of nine of the fifteen hours must be earned at Georgia Southern University. A maximum of three hours may be taken under the S/U grading system.


Geographic Information Science (GIS) (16 hours)
Minor Program: (Upper Division)
  • GEOG 3440 – Introduction to GIS and Cartography (4)
  • GEOG 4542 – Intermediate GIS (4)
  • GEOG 4543 – Advanced GIS: Spatial Analysis and Modeling (4)

Also, select one of the following:

  •  GEOG 3741 – Remote Sensing (4)
  •  GEOG 5091 – Applied GIS (4)

Secondary Discipline Concentration
  • STAT 2232 – Introduction to Statistics II (3)
  • GEOG 3440 – Introduction to GIS and Cartography (4)
  • GEOG 3741 – Remote Sensing (4)
  • GEOG 4542 – Intermediate GIS (4)
  • GEOG 4543 – Advanced GIS: Spatial Analysis and Modeling  (4)

Courses Flow Chart

Begin in the Fall semester:

  • Fall, Year 1- GEOG 3440 and GEOG 3741
  • Spring, Year 2- GEOG 4542
  • Fall, Year 2 – GEOG 4543
  • Spring, Year 3 – GEOG 5091

Begin in the Spring semester:

  • Spring, Year 1- GEOG 3440
  • Fall, Year 1 – GEOG 4542 and GEOG 3741
  • Spring, Year 2 –
  • Fall, Year 2 – GEOG 4543
  • Spring, Year 3 – GEOG 5091

*Other options to finishing the GIS sequence may also be available, please contact our GIS instructors for advice.

Visit the following links for more information on Geographic Information Systems (GIS):

Learn more about the Geology Program at Georgia Southern University.


Geology (15 hours)
Prerequisite:
  • GEOL 1121 – Introduction to the Earth (4)

Minor Program: Select 8 hours from the following Upper Division (3000 level and above) courses:

  • GEOL 3541 – Mineralogy (4) and GEOL 3542 – Petrology (4)
  • GEOL 5141 – Paleontology (4) and GEOL 5142 – Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (4)
  • GEOL – Any combination of upper level courses (excluding GEOL 5230 and GEOL 5231) that will total at least 7 hours (7)

Additional Minor requirements/Recommendations:

Students are encouraged to take one of the two basic course tracks, either the “hard rock” sequence or the “soft rock” sequence in order to develop strength in at least one area of science.

For individuals seeking teacher certification through MAT, the following list of courses is recommended:

  • GEOL 3541 – Mineralogy (4)
  • GEOL 3542 – Petrology and Petrography (4)
  • GEOL 5142 – Stratigraphy and Sedimentation (4)
  • GEOL 5440 – Structural Geology (4)

Learn more about the Geography Program at Georgia Southern University.


Geography (15 hours)
Prerequisites (3-4 hours) Select one of the following:
  • GEOG 1101 – Introduction to Human Geography (3)
  • GEOG 1111 – Climate and Landscape (3), and GEOG 1110 – Climate and the Landscape Lab (1)
  • GEOG 1130 – World Regional Geography (3)

Minor Program: GEOG – Upper Division Courses (15 hours) (3000 level and above)

For individuals seeking teacher certification through MAT, the following list of courses is recommended:

Highly recommended:

  • GEOG 3330 – Weather and Climate (3)
  • GEOG 3530 – Cultural Geography (3)

Recommended: 9 hours from the following:

  • GEOG 3130 – Conservation (3)
  • GEOG 3230 – Economic Geography (3)
  • GEOG 4130 – Biogeography (3)
  • GEOG 4232 – Geography of Latin America (3)
  • GEOG 4233 – Geography of Asia (3)
  • GEOG 4430 – Geography of Europe (3)
  • GEOG 5230 – Urban Geography (3)
  • GEOG 5330 – Population Geography (3)
  • GEOG 5430 – Political Geography (3)
  • GEOG 5590 – Field Studies in Geography (6-8)

Last updated: 10/20/2014

DEPARTMENT OF GEOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY • P.O. Box 8149 • Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-0667