Chair: Martin B. Farley
Faculty: Jefferson B. Chaumba, Dennis J. Edgell, Amy L. Gross, Nathan Phillippi, Jesse Rouse
Geography and Geology courses provide the scientific foundation for the investigation and understanding of the physical and cultural environments of the Earth and their interactions. Geography provides the basis for measurement of the physical world, the role of humankind as inhabitant of the dynamic Earth, and the spatial variation of human activity. Geology provides the basis for investigation and understanding of the Earth itself.
The curriculum of the Department of Geology and Geography is designed to fulfill multiple needs of students in learning about this dynamic environment. The B.S. in Geo-Environmental Studies is a flexible, interdisciplinary program that allows students to meet their needs in earth-centered studies. The major provides a base from multiple sciences that is important in understanding the geosciences in an environmental context. Students can choose to concentrate on geology or geography or a mix.
Additional purposes are to provide 1) courses that help all students fulfill General Education requirements; 2) courses for students seeking North Carolina Teacher Licensure in Secondary and Middle Grades Science Education; and 3) courses to broaden the knowledge of students majoring in other disciplines. Courses in Geography can be used to meet General Education requirements in Social Sciences. Courses in Geology can be used to meet General Education requirements in Natural Sciences and Mathematics.
Students in any major can minor or choose an academic concentration in geology or geography. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education, Special Education, or Physical Education may choose an academic concentration in either Geology or Geography.
CoursesGeographyGeography LaboratorySpecial Topics in GeographyGeologyGeology LaboratorySpecial Topics in Geology