2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 29, 2023  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geography Department

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Scott Anderson, chair
Old Main, Room 138
(607) 753-4107
Fax: (607) 753-4114
Email: grydept@cortland.edu


Arts and Sciences


Scott Anderson, Richard Hunter, Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo, David L. Miller, Wendy Miller

Adjunct Faculty

For a listing of adjunct faculty see the Faculty and Administration  section.

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Arts in Geography
Bachelor of Arts in Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12)
Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems

Majors Offered

Geographic Information Systems
Adolescence Education: Social Studies and Geography (7-12)

Concentration Offered in Geography
Tourism Development

Concentrations Offered in Geographic Information Systems 
Advanced Geospatial Applications
Computer Techniques
Demographics and Business Geographics
Environmental Science

Minors Offered

Geographic Information Systems
Tourism Development


Through the geography department, students may choose a program leading to the award of a bachelor of arts degree in geography that includes a 12 credit hour foreign language requirement. The bachelor of science program in geographic information systems incorporates specialization in computer techniques, environmental science, or demographics and business geographics (see GIS program below).

Special Features

  • High-tech training in a friendly, supportive environment
  • ESRI (Environmental Systems Research Institute) authorized learning center with 25 GIS workstations – learn advanced applications including network and 3D modeling applications
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – master field survey techniques using the lab GPS base station and handheld units.
  • Internships – numerous opportunities with local, state and federal agencies and study abroad options at locations such as the Australia Zoo
  • Student-faculty research opportunities


  1. Degree requirements listed in this catalog  apply to the majors offered by this department.
  2. Liberal Arts Requirements: B.A. – 90 credit hours B.S. – 60 credit hours


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