Sample Four-Year Plan

Environmental Track

This sample shows just one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography in four years. Students may opt for a Bachelor of Science instead, but the requirements for that pathway are not reflected in this plan. This plan does not replace the advice of your department advisor, and you are cautioned to meet regularly with your advisor to create a personalized plan that matches your particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim. To clarify any degree requirements, please contact your L&S Undergraduate Advisor.

The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English. In addition, this sample reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Introduction to College Algebra
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
GEOG 105
Introduction to Human Geography (SS) (Int'l)
3
Spring Credits
English 102 (OWC-A)
3
Arts GER
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
GEOG 120
Our Physical Environment (NS+)
3
Elective
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
GEOG 215
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
OWC-B course
3
GEOG 247
Quantitative Analysis in Geography (QL-B) (SS) (formal reasoning)
3
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities
3
4th semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
L&S Natural Science
3-5
GEOG 330
Europe: East and West (Int'l)
3
Elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
L&S Social Science, not Geog
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
GEOG 350
Conservation of Natural Resources
3
GEOG 464
Environmental Problems
3
L&S upper-level
3
Spring Credits
L&S Social Science, not Geog
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
GEOG 564
Urban Environmental Change and Social Justice
3
GEOG 403
Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
4
Elective
3
Summer Credits
GEOG 650
Geography Field Work
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Geog upper-level elective
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
GEOG 600
Perspectives on Geography
3
Geog upper-level elective
3
Elective
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3

Key
(A) Arts GER (Int’l) International
(HU) Humanities (QL-A) Quantitative Literacy A
(NS) Natural Science (QL-B) Quantitative Literacy B
(SS) Social Science (OWC-A) Oral and Written Communication A
(CD) Cultural Diversity GER (OWC-B) Oral and Written Communication B