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 - Planning

Year 1

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP)3
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST)3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH)3
GEO202 Physical Geography (NSCI)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: The Arts (ART)3
GEO212 Cities of the World (WRLD)3
Total15

Year 2

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
GEO213 Economic Geography (SSCI)3
GEO341 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
MAT241 Introduction to Statistics (MATH)3
Cognate requirement (see List A)3-4
Total16-17
CourseCredits
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG)3
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI)3-4
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR)3
Cognate requirement (see List A)3-4
Additional cognate requirement (see List B)3
Total15-17

Year 3

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
GEO342 Cartography4
Upper-division Geography elective3-4
Cognate requirement (see List A)3-4
Additional cognate requirement (see List B)3
General elective3
Total16-18
CourseCredits
GEO351 Geography of the United States and Canada (USST)3
Additional cognate requirement (see List B)3
Upper-division elective3
General elective3
General elective3
Total15

Year 4

Fall SemesterSpring Semester
CourseCredits
Upper-division Geography elective3-4
Geography elective3
Upper-division elective3
General elective3
General elective3
Total15-16
CourseCredits
GEO480 Internship in Geography (3, 6, or 9 cr)9
GEO481 Internship Seminar1
Upper-division elective3
Total13

Notes

List A (Systematic courses) - Select three of the following:BIO340 Ecology, CPS210 Computer Science I: Foundations, ECO206 Principles of Microeconomics (SSCI), GLG201 Physical Geology (NSCI), GLG346 Environmental Impact Assessment, PHI201 Symbolic Logic (MATH)

List B (Regional courses) - Select three of the following:ECO304 Public Finance, HIS303 The Empire State, POL301 State Politics, POL305 American Legislative Process, POL310 Public Management, POL316 American Public Policies, SOC345 Urban Sociology

Total Credits: 120-126