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 - Geography:Environmental

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)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
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD)3
GEO202 Physical Geography (NSCI)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GEO213 Economic Geography (SSCI)3
GEO203 People-Environments Geography (SSCI)3
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
Statistics Cognate - Note 13
Total16
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Science Cognate (NSCI) - Note 24
Environmental Concentration Elective - Note 33-4
General Elective3
Total16-17

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GEO342 Cartography4
GEO321 Geography of Soils3
Upper-division Elective3
General Elective3
General Elective3
Total16
CourseCredits
GEO431 Natural Resources: Utilization and Management3
GEO351 Geography of the United States and Canada (USST)3
Science Cognate (NSCI) - List 24
Upper-division Elective3
General Elective3
Total16

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Environmental Concentration Elective - Note 33-4
Upper-division Elective3
General Elective3
General Elective3
General Elective3
Total15-16
CourseCredits
GEO480 Internship in Geography (3,6, or 9)3
GEO481 Internship Seminar1
Upper-division General Electives8
Total12

Notes

Statistics Cognate. Everyone must take one of the following courses:GEO241 Spatial Statistics (MATH), MAT145 Statistics and Public Policy (MATH), MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH)

Science Cognate. Everyone must take two of the following courses with lab. Please note that GLG303 does not have a lab:BIO201 General Biology I (NSCI), BIO202 General Biology II (NSCI), BIO211 Gen Bio 1 Lab, BIO212 Gen Bio 2 Lab, GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI), GLG211 Physical Geology Laboratory, GLG303 Geomorphology

Environmental Concentration Electives (excluding the Internship/Seminar that is already listed in the Eight-Semester Plan):GEO331 Gender and Environment (SSCI), GEO332 Geography, Health and Environment, GEO343 Remote Sensing

Total Credits: 121-123