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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.

Y1: Fall Semester

Course Credit
GEOG 101 (DP: Physical Science) or ENSC 100 (DB: Biological Science)^ 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

Y1: 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

Y2: Fall Semester

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

Y2: Spring Semester

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

Y3: 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

Y3: 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

Y4: 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

Y4: 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.

^Note: 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.