Sample Four-Year Plan

Globalization, Cultures, and Societies Track

This sample shows just one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography in four years. Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts 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 an appointment with 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 110
The World: Peoples and Regions (SS) (Int'l)
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (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
GEOG 247
Quantitative Analysis in Geography (QL-B) (SS) (formal reasoning)
3
OWC-B course
3
3rd semester Foreign Language (Int'l)
3-5
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 309
Nationalities and Nations of the World (Int'l)
3
Elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
L&S Social Science, not Geog
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
GEOG 441
Geography of Cities and Metropolitan Areas
3
GEOG 540
Globalization and the City
3
L&S upper-level
3
Spring Credits
L&S social science, not Geog
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
GEOG 437
Qualitative Methods in Geography
3
GEOG 443
Cities of the World: Comparative Urban Geography
3
Elective
3
Summer Credits
GEOG 650
Geography Field Work
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
Geog upper-level elective
3
L&S Humanities
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Spring Credits
GEOG 600
Perspectives on Geography
3
GEOG 531
Insurgent Cities - Global Geographies of Urban Social Movements
3
Geog upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3