This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Geography

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART)3
GEO201 Human Geography (SSCI)3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
GEO202 Physical Geography (NSCI)3
Regional Elective (WRLD) - Note 13
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
General Elective3
GEO213 Economic Geography (SSCI)3
Statistics Cognate - Note 23
GEO342 Cartography4
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
GEO351 Geography of the United States and Canada (USST)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
Systemic Geography Elective - Note 33
Upper-division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Systemic Geography Elective - Note 33
Science Cognate - Note 43-4
Upper-division Elective3
Upper-division Elective3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Total15-16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Systemic Geography Elective - Note 33
Systemic Geography Elective - Note 33
Upper-division Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
GEO480 Internship in Geography3-8
GEO481 Internship Seminar1
Upper-division Elective3
Elective credits (if needed)6
Total13-18

Notes

Regional Electives (excluding GEO351 Geography of the United States & Canada that is already listed in the eight-semester plan):GEO211 World Geography (WRLD), GEO212 Cities of the World (WRLD), GEO354 Geography of Asia, GEO355 "Emerging" China and Critical Geopolitics (WRLD)

Statistics - must take one of the following courses:GEO241 Spatial Statistics (MATH), MAT145 Statistics and Public Policy (MATH), MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH), PSY275 Psychological Statistics (MATH)

Systematic Electives (list excludes GEO480/481 Internship/Seminar, already listed in the 8-semester plan):GEO203 People-Environments Geography (SSCI), GEO214 Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning (SSCI), GEO231 Geography of Hazards (NSCI), GEO314 Issues in Urban Planning, GEO321 Geography of Soils, GEO331 Gender and Environment (SSCI), GEO332 Geography, Health and Environment, GEO333 Advanced People-Environments Geography, GEO343 Remote Sensing, GEO411 Political Geography, GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management, GEO441 Geographic Information Systems Applications

Science Cognate - must take one of the following courses (please note that BIO340 Ecology has prerequisites BIO201 and BIO202):BIO340 Ecology, GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI), GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory

Total Credits: 120-126