Department of Geography & Environmental Engineering

Human-Environment Geography

Any cadet who wants to THINK BIG should consider this major.  In DP PAM 600-3 (Officer Personnel Management), geography is listed as one of the degrees you must have to be an Army Strategist.  If you wait until you're a senior officer to learn how to think strategically, it's too late.

Key Points about a Human-Environment Geography major:

  • This major is a blend of natural science and social sciences courses, so you will get a broad education that will allow you to look at the world from different perspectives. 
  • You will have a flexibility to choose an emphasis on the physical landscape or the human landscape.  We emphasize the interaction between humans and their environment. 
  • You'll also take a regional geography courses to learn about the cultures of other regions of the world. 
  • We have an honors sequence for cadets with high GPAs or who want to do their own geographic research.
  • Human-Environment Geography is the best major for any cadet interested in how humans modify the environment, and how the environment affects humans.  How do we shape our environment to fit our needs?  How are our everyday lives shaped by the seemingly-mundane pressures of the environment?  This major is perfect for anyone seeking to understand the synthesis between humanity and nature.
  • You will learn to think as a geographer, able to understand how the human physical worlds are the result of many different factors.  Not all of these factors are obviously related, unless you're smart enough to know how to look.  Are you?
  • This major prepares you well for any Army career---as an officer, you must be able to place many facts into a cohesive understanding of your environment, and act on them decisively. 
  • Geographers hold key positions in governmental agencies from the EPA to the National Parks Service and National Intelligence Agency, renewable energy corporations, conservation organizations, and even the top tier of global politics. 

Complete the 24-course core curriculum

Core Engineering Sequence

Complete any 3-course core engineering sequence

Cyber

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CY305 Cyber Foundations
  • CY355 Cyber Foundations - Computing
Foundation Courses

Complete the following courses below:

  • EV303 Foundations in Geography
  • EV365 Geography of Global Cultures
  • EV367 Geography Research Methods
  • EV398 Geographic Information Systems
  • EV486 Environment and Development
Regional Geography

Complete one of the seven Regional Geography courses listed below:

  • EV371 Geography of Russia
  • EV372 Geography of Asia
  • EV373 Geography of Latin America
  • EV375 Geography of Africa
  • EV376 Geography of the Middle East
  • EV384 Geography of North America
  • EV386 Geography of Europe
Physical Geography Electives

Complete one of the five courses listed below:

  • EV387 Meteorology
  • EV388a Physical Geology
  • EV388b Geomorphology
  • EV389b Climatology
  • EV391b Natural Hazards and Risk
Geography Tools and Landscape Analysis

Complete one of the three courses listed below:

  • EV390b Urban Geography
  • EV391a Principles of Land Use Planning and Management
  • EV483 Colloquium in Geography
Geography Electives

Complete one of the courses listed below:

  • EV371 Geography of Russia
  • EV372 Geography of Asia
  • EV373 Geography of Latin America
  • EV375 Geography of Africa
  • EV376 Geography of the Middle East
  • EV377 Remote Sensing
  • EV378 Cartography
  • EV379 Photogrammetry
  • EV380 Principles of Surveying
  • EV384 Geography of North America
  • EV386 Geography of Europe
  • EV387 Meteorology
  • EV388a Natural Hazards and Risk
  • EV388b Geomorphology
  • EV389b Climatology
  • EV390b Urban Geography
  • EV391b Natural Hazards and Risk
  • EV477 Advanced Remote Sensing
  • EV478 Geospatial Military Operations
  • EV485 Special Topics in Geography & the Environment
  • EV486 Environment and Development
  • EV489b Advanced Individual Study in Geography
  • EV498 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Complementary Support Courses

Select three of the five Focus Areas, and select one course from each selected focus area: (link to redbook)

  • Physical Science
  • Regional
  • Philosophy/Sociology
  • Global
  • Math/Economics
Integrative Experience

Complete the following course:

  • EV482 Military Geography