Program Objectives and Outcomes

Program Objectives for the GEOBA and GEOBS General Option

  1. To produce graduates who know and understand fundamental concepts and skills in the major domains of geography: physical geography, human geography, human- environment interactions, and geographic information science.
  2. To produce graduates who can integrate the domains of geography and can apply their knowledge to issues concerning people, places, and environments.
  3. To produce graduates who understand and can apply descriptive and analytical knowledge about map reading, statistics, geospatial technologies to the ever-changing interplay of people and their physical and human environments at local to global scales.
  4. To produce graduates with strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.

Program Outcomes for the GEOBA and GEOBS General Option

  1. Graduates will learn fundamental concepts in physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interactions while developing technical proficiency.
  2. Graduates will learn to describe, analyze, and explain the patterns, processes, and interactions of human and physical phenomena on Earth’s surface.
  3. Graduates will learn written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  4. Graduates will learn to use geospatial tools, technologies, and analytical techniques and apply them to the ever-changing interplay of people and their physical and human environments at local to global scales.

 

Program Objectives for GEOBA Human Geography Option

  1. To produce graduates who know and understand fundamental concepts and skills in the major domains of geography: physical geography, human geography, human- environment interactions, and geographic information science.
  2. To produce graduates who can integrate their knowledge of the domains of geography and can apply that knowledge to issues concerning the links between socioeconomic and cultural systems and the built environment.
  3. To produce graduates who understand and can apply descriptive and analytical knowledge about map reading, statistics, geospatial technologies, and social science research design.
  4. To produce graduates with strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.

Program Outcomes for GEOBA Human Geography Option

  1. Graduates will learn fundamental concepts in physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interactions while developing technical proficiency.
  2. Graduates will learn to describe, analyze, and explain the patterns, processes, and interactions of human and physical phenomena on Earth’s surface.
  3. Graduates will learn written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  4. Graduates will learn to use geospatial tools, technologies, and analytical techniques in the context of social science research.

 

 


Program Objectives for GEOBS Physical/Environmental Geography Option

  1. To produce graduates who know and understand fundamental concepts and skills in the major domains of geography: physical geography, human geography, human- environment interactions, and geographic information science.
  2. To produce graduates who can integrate the domains of geography and can apply their knowledge to issues concerning the physical environment and to the ever-changing interplay of people and their physical environments at local to global scales.
  3. To produce graduates who understand and can apply descriptive and analytical knowledge about map reading, statistics, geospatial technologies, and field techniques.
  4. To produce graduates with strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.

Program Outcomes for GEOBS Physical/Environmental Geography Option

  1. Graduates will learn fundamental concepts in physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interactions while developing technical proficiency.
  2. Graduates will learn to describe, analyze, and explain the patterns, processes, and interactions of human and physical phenomena on Earth’s surface.
  3. Graduates will learn written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  4. Graduates will learn to use field techniques and geospatial tools, technologies, and analytical techniques.


Program Objectives for GEOBS GIScience Option

  1. To produce graduates who know and understand fundamental concepts in physical and human geography while developing technical proficiency.
  2. To produce graduates who understand and can apply descriptive and analytical knowledge about map reading, statistics, and advanced geospatial technologies.
  3. To produce graduates who can apply their knowledge to the ever changing interplay of people and physical environments in places.
  4. To produce graduates with strong written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.

Program Outcomes for GEOBS GIScience Option

  1. Graduates will learn fundamental concepts in physical geography, human geography, and human-environment interactions while developing technical proficiency.
  2. Graduates will learn to describe, analyze, and explain the patterns, processes, and interactions of human and physical phenomena on Earth’s surface.
  3. Graduates will learn written, verbal, and graphic communication skills.
  4. Graduates will learn to use advanced geospatial tools, technologies, and analytical techniques.