Major in Geography and Land Surveying
The major in Geography and Land Surveying is based on a transfer articulation agreement between the Community College of Baltimore County-Catonsville and Towson University. Most students electing to major in Geography and Land Surveying will complete the A.A.S. degree in Engineering Technology with a concentration in Land Surveying at CCBC-Catonsville prior to enrollment at Towson University. The details of this 64-unit program can be found on CCBC's website. All surveying courses will transfer units. However, Towson University will only accept a maximum of 64 total transfer. Any Core Curriculum requirements not completed prior to enrollment will be completed at Towson University. Current Towson University Geography majors interested in this program should see the department chair.
The program of study follows the guidelines for a major in Geography and Environmental Planning. A total of 39 units are required. (GEOG 101 is part of the A.A.S. degree.) The preferred course for fulfilling the regional requirement is GEOG 423 . Elective units (a minimum of 21) should be selected in consultation with the adviser, to complement surveying skills. GEOG 491 is strongly recommended for those with little or no work experience. Students may not substitute past work experience, nor use concurrent work to meet internship requirements, without permission of the department. A non-major requirement for this program is calculus, which may be taken at CCBC or Towson University, and which must be passed with a grade of C or higher.
For further information on this program, contact the chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning at Towson University (410-704-2966).
Students in the Geography and Land Surveying major complete the Associate of Applied Science in Engineering Technologies with a concentration in Land Surveying at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) before transferring to Towson University in their junior year to complete the Geography and Land Surveying program. It is also possible, but not recommended, to complete degree requirements in the program at Towson University before completing the AAS in Engineering Technologies at CCBC.
The Geography and Land Surveying major is not open to students who are currently declared in or who have completed the Geography and Environmental Planning (GEOG-B) major at Towson University.
|GEOG 101||PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY||3|
|GEOG 109||INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY||3|
|or GEOG 110||HONORS INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY|
|GEOG 221||INTRODUCTION TO GEOSPATIAL TECHNOLOGY||3|
|GEOG 375||QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY||3|
|GEOG 401||GROWTH OF GEOGRAPHIC THOUGHT||3|
|Select one from the following:||3|
|GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF MARYLAND 1|
|GEOGRAPHY OF AFRICA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF EAST ASIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTH ASIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF SOUTHEAST ASIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF THE MIDDLE EAST|
|GEOGRAPHY OF EUROPE|
|GEOGRAPHY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION|
|GEOGRAPHY OF RUSSIA|
|GEOGRAPHY OF LATIN AMERICA|
|THE TWO DOWN-UNDERS: GEOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIA AND AOTEAROA-NEW ZEALAND|
|THE SILK ROAD: THE GEOGRAPHIES OF CENTRAL EURASIA|
|Select seven Geography (GEOG) courses (maximum two level-level courses) 2||21|
GEOG 423 is recommended to fulfill the Regional Course requirement.
GEOG 391 is recommended as an elective for students with little/no work experience. In addition to the required Geography (GEOG) electives, students are urged to take calculus at Towson University: MATH 273, MATH 274, and/or MATH 275.
Suggested Four-Year Plan
Based on course availability and student needs and preferences, the selected sequences will probably vary from those presented below. Students should consult with their adviser to make the most appropriate elective choices.
Earn an AAS in Surveying from CCBC-Catonsville. For details of this program, go to CCBC's website. It is recommended that students take the equivalent of the following courses at CCBC: GEOG 101, GEOG 102 and MATH 273.
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units|
|GEOG 221||3||GEOG 232||4|
|GEOG Any Upper-Level Regional course||3||GEOG Elective 2||3|
|GEOG 375||3||GEOG Elective 3||3|
|GEOG Elective 1||3||Core 14||3|
|Term 1||Units||Term 2||Units|
|GEOG Elective 4||3||GEOG Elective 5||3|
|GEOG 401 (Core 9)||3||GEOG Elective 6||3|
|Total Units 57-58|
- Students will have a comprehensive grasp of where things are in the world and why.
- Students will know and comprehend basic terminology, principles and models in human and physical geography, and be able to apply them to real world circumstances.
- Students will be able to use maps, tables, graphs, statistics and text to acquire information about the Earths spatial patterns and processes.
- Students will be able to create effect maps, tables, graphs, statistics and text to describe and analyze the Earths spatial patterns and processes.