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CES – Land Resources Focus

The land resources focus area deals with land conservation and management. Students learn to use spatial database and computer geographic information techniques and how to apply these skills to understand human and natural impacts on the landscape.

Graduates often find jobs working with governmental agencies or private companies as cartographers, GIS professionals, resource consultants, or conservation planners and managers.

Some focus courses available include:

  • conservation of natural resources
  • cartography
  • geographic information systems
  • physical climatology
  • land form geography
  • soil science
  • environmental economics
  • environmental geology

Recommended Focus Courses

CivEng 492: Environmental Impact Assessment - 3 credits
Econ 249: Introduction to Environmental Economics - 3 credits
Geog 306: Natural Hazards - 3 credits
Geog 310: General Climatology - 3 credits
Geog 340: Biogeography - 3 credits
Geog 350: Conservation of Natural Resources - 3 credits
Geog 403: Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis - 4 credits
Geog 405: Introductory Cartography - 4 credits
Geog 411: Physical Climatology - 3 credits
Geog 420: Methods & Principles in Land Form Geography - 3 credits
Geog 475: Geography of Soils - 3 credits
GeoSci 401: General Soil Science - 4 credits GeoSci 409: Geomorphology - 3 credits
GeoSci 465/6: Advanced Environmental Geology and Laboratory - 3/4 credits
Geog 525: Geographic Information Systems - 4 credits
Sociol 450: Environmental Sociology - 3 credits