Welcome to the Geography and Geotechniques Program


This Program, housed in the Department of Environmental Sciences, offers a curriculum leading to a B.S. in Cartography with a Concentration either in Geotechniques or Geography. Non-majors may minor in either Geotechniques or Geography. Several courses are also taught that contribute to the general education of students campus-wide. The Geotechniques concentration focuses upon the analytical, theoretical, and technical skills necessary for employment as a cartographer, GIS analyst, and related professions. It focuses upon four major areas of geotechniques: cartography, remote sensing, geographic information systems, and global positioning systems. Geography courses are also required, enabling students to apply spatial skills and geotechniques to a variety of real-world situations. The Geography concentration follows a more traditional curriculum in the discipline, training the student to think spatially thus offering a set of unique skill sets to a variety of vocations. Among the requirements of this option is a field course, whereby students gain experiences of what it truly means to be a geographer. For both concentrations, students select courses in various cognate fields instead of a minor. Both degrees prepare outstanding students for graduate school. As a state-funded regional university, our students have the opportunities of a modest-size campus, while our small department offers highly individualized instruction.

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The ECU Weather Station is a joint effort of the Geography & Geotechniques and Environmental Health Science Programs.
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