Geography

B.S. with Major in Geography - Global Human Environment Sub-plan 

B.S. with Major in Geography - Geospatial Science Sub-plan 

B.S. with Major in Geography - Global Human Environment Sub-plan

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
GEOG 151 Human Geography 3
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3
Essential Studies Elective (see advisor) 3
 Credits15
Spring
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
GEOG 121
121L
Global Physical Environment
and Global Physical Environment Laboratory
4
Essential Studies Electives (see advisor) 8
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
Geography Elective (see advisor) 3
Essential Studies Electives (see advisor) 12
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 274 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies 3
Geography Elective (see advisor) 3
Essential Studies Electives 9
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
GEOG 352 Economic Geography 3
GEOG 471
471L
Cartography and Visualization
and Cartography and Visualization Laboratory
3
SOC 326
Sociological Statistics 1
or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
or Introduction to Statistics
or Applied Statistical Methods
or Biometry
3
Geography/Essential Studies/General Electives (see advisor) 6
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 457 Urban Geography and Planning 2 3
GEOG 474
474L
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and GIS Laboratory
3
Geography/Essential Studies/General Electives (see advisor) 9
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
Geography/General Electives (see advisor) 15
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3
Geography/General Electives (see advisor) 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

1Statistics courses may be offered in other semesters


2Check course rotation for when Geog 457 is being offered


This is one suggested plan for students to complete the major in four years.  The Geography major is flexible, and students are encouraged to take more courses in the subject area as well as other departments. Students considering secondary education licensure in geography must work with the Department of Teaching and Learning for admission and licensing requirements. Please work closely with your faculty and academic advisors to develop a plan that fits your academic and career goals. Finally, students are encouraged to complete at least one internship in their field, and consider study abroad programs.

B.S. with Major in Geography - Geospatial Science Sub-plan

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman Year
FallCredits
ENGL 110 College Composition I 3
GEOG 121
121L
Global Physical Environment
and Global Physical Environment Laboratory
4
GEOG 151 Human Geography 3
Essential Studies Electives (see advisor) 5
 Credits15
Spring
COMM 110 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
ENGL 130 Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
GEOG 161 World Regional Geography 3
Essential Studies Elective (see advisor) 6
 Credits15
Sophomore Year
Fall
Geography Electives (see advisor) 3
Essential Studies Electives (see advisor) 12
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 274 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies 3
Geography Elective (see advisor) 3
Essential Studies Electives (see advisor) 9
 Credits15
Junior Year
Fall
GEOG 374
374L
Environmental Remote Sensing
and Environmental Remote Sensing Laboratory
3
GEOG 471
471L
Cartography and Visualization
and Cartography and Visualization Laboratory
3
SOC 326
Sociological Statistics 1
or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
or Introduction to Statistics
or Applied Statistical Methods
or Biometry
3
Geography/Essential Studies/General Electives (see advisor) 6
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 474
474L
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
and GIS Laboratory
3
GEOG 475
Digital Image Processing
or Selected Topics in Geographic Information Systems
3
Essential Studies/Geography/General Electives (see advisor) 9
 Credits15
Senior Year
Fall
Geography/Essential Studies/General Electives (see advisor) 15
 Credits15
Spring
GEOG 454 Conservation and Sustainable Use of Natural Resources 3
Geography/General Electives (see advisor) 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits120

1Statistics courses may be offered in other semesters.


This is one suggested plan for students to complete the major in four years.  The Geography major is flexible, and students are encouraged to take more courses in the subject area as well as other departments.  Please work closely with your faculty and academic advisors to develop a plan that fits your academic and career goals.  Students considering secondary education licensure in geography must work with the Department of Teaching and Learning for admission and licensing requirements.  Finally, students are encouraged to complete at least one internship in their field, and consider study abroad programs.