BS with Physical Geography Emphasis

Suggested Semester Schedule

The following is a list of Geography Major courses arranged by year. This suggested schedule is intended to help students plan their courses in an orderly fashion. Course names that are CAPITALIZED are required core courses. Some courses or course sequences may appear more than once. Geography majors and minors are strongly encouraged to meet with advisors in the Geography program prior to selecting courses as all courses are not offered each year.

Given that the study of geography is inherently interdisciplinary, all students majoring in Geography are required to take courses outside of the Geography curriculum. The six to eight credits of natural/earth science electives include courses in geology and biology and may be selected in any year, provided all prerequisites for those specific courses are met.

Check the Catalog and the Course Schedule for current course information.


Freshman
  • ENGL 2150 TECHNICAL WRITING
    or ENGL 3150 WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES
  • GEOG 1400 World Regional Geography (recommended)
  • GEOG 2100 INTRODUCTION TO PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 2200 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 3231 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
  • GEOL 1110 PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
  • Liberal Education Requirements
Sophomore
  • BUAD 2231 BUSINESS STATISTICS I
    or PSY 3401 BASIC STATISTICS FOR RESEARCH
    or STAT 2610 APPLIED STATISTICS
  • GEOG 2400 INTRODUCTION TO PLANNING
  • GEOG 3125 WEATHER AND CLIMATE
  • Spatial Methods Electives (more than one is recommended, though not required)
  • Complete Liberal Education Requirements
Junior
  • Natural/Earth Science Electives
  • Regional Geography Electives
  • Human Geography Electives
  • GEOG 4130 BIOGEOGRAPHY
  • GEOG 4140 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY
Senior
  • Capstone Project
  • GEOG 4190 Qualitative Methods in Geographic Research
  • GEOG 4265 SPATIAL ANALYSIS