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BA Geography

Four-Year Academic Map 2018-2019

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This is a sample academic plan for students entering on the 2018-2019 catalog. Students should meet with an academic advisor prior to registration to formulate their own plan. Please tap the button following each course to view course description and prerequisites or see the UH Hilo Catalog for more course information.

Year 1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOG 101 (DP: Physical Science) or ENSC 100 (DB: Biological Science) (see note 4) 3
DS: Social Science I 3
FGB: Global Multicultural Perspectives (Rec: HIST 152 ) 3
ENG 100 (FW: Written Communication) 3
DS: Social Science II 3
Credits 15

Year 1: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOG 102 or GEOG 103 3
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature I 3
ENG 287 (GL: Language Arts) 3
FQ: Quantitative Reasoning 3
FGA or FGC: Global Multicultural Perspectives 3
Credits 15

Year 2: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOG 280 3
GEOG 201 (GQR: Quantitative Reasoning) 3
DB: Biological Science or DP: Physical Science (see note 4) 3
DY: Science Laboratory 1
DA, DH or DL: Arts, Humanities, Literature II 3
Elective 3
Credits 16

Year 2: Spring Semester

Course Credit
Physical GEOG Upper Elective 3
Physical GEOG Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GIS Spatial Tech Upper Elective 3
Human GEOG Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
WI Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 3: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GIS Spatial Tech Upper Elective 3
Human GEOG Upper Elective 3
GEOG Spatialization Upper Elective 3
WI Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 4: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOG 495 or GEOG 490 3
GEOG Spatialization Upper Elective 3
GE GCC (Rec: GEOG 120 or GEOG 430 ) 3
Upper Elective 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Year 4: Spring Semester

Course Credit
GEOG Spatialization Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
Upper Elective 3
GE HPP 3
Elective 3
Credits 15

Notes

  1. Students must earn at least a 2.0 GPA in courses required for the major.
  2. At least 45 credits must be earned in courses at the 300- and 400- level.
  3. Where appropriate and with the approval of the Geography Department Chair, one Special Topics Course (GEOG 494) may be substituted for a course under Core Courses or Physical Geography.
  4. Students must take either GEOG 101 or ENSC 100 , GEOG 101 is certified for DP: Physical Science, while ENSC 100 is certified for DB: Biological Science. Depending on which course students choose, the opposite natural science requirement must be taken in Fall year 2.