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
GEO274 Environment and Culture (SSCI)3
Total15
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST)3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM)3
GEO273 Physical Geography (NSCI)3
Regional electives (WRLD) - See List A3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
General elective3
GEO252 Economic Geography (SSCI)3
Statistics cognate - List B3
GEO381 Cartography4
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
GEO301 Geography of the US and Canada (WI)3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GEO383 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
Systemic Geography elective - List C3
Upper-division elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
Systemic Geography elective - List C3
Science cognate - List D3-4
Upper-division elective3
Upper-division elective3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3
Total15-16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Systemic Geography elective - List C3
Systemic Geography elective - List C3
Upper-division elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Total15
CourseCredits
GEO480 Internship in Geography3-9
GEO481 Internship Seminar1
GEO526 Urban Planning3
Electives (if needed)6-9
Total13-22

Notes

List A - Regional Electives (excluding GEO301 Geography of the United States and Canada that is already listed in the eight-semester plan):GEO240 World Geography (WRLD), GEO245 Cities of the World (WRLD)

List B - Statistics Cognate. Everyone must take one of the following courses:MAT185 Stats and Public Policy (MATH), MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH), PSY275 Psychological Statistics (MATH)

List C - Systematic Electives (excluding the Internship/Seminar that is already listed in the 8-semester plan):GEO272 People-Environment Relations I (SSCI), GEO285 Geography of Hazards (NSCI), GEO310 Gender and Environment (SSCI), GEO330 Geography of Soils, GEO340 Geography, Health and Environment, GEO382 Remote Sensing, GEO405 Political Geography, GEO406 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management, GEO483 Geographic Information Systems Applications

List D - 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: 120-130