Sample Four-Year Plan

Physical Systems 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 105
Introduction to College Algebra (QL-A)
3
GEOG 105
Introduction to Human Geography (SS) (Int'l)
3
1st semester Foreign Language
3-5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity
3
Spring Credits
MATH 211
Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry I (QL-B)
4
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
2nd semester Foreign Language
3-5
GEOG 120
Our Physical Environment (NS+)
3
Elective
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
OWC-B course
3
L&S Natural Science with lab, not Geog
3-5
GEOG 309
Nationalities and Nations of the World (Int'l)
3
GEOG 247
Quantitative Analysis in Geography (Formal Reasoning)
3
L&S Humanities
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities
3
L&S Natural Science with lab, not Geog
3-5
L&S Social Science, not Geog
3
GEOG 213
Geography of Asia (SS) (Int'l)
3
Elective
3
Year 3
Fall Credits
Arts GER
3
GEOG 310
General Climatology (NS)
3
GEOG 340
Biogeography (NS)
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
GEOG 403
Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
4
Upper-level Geography Natural Science
3-4
L&S upper-level natural science
3-4
L&S upper-level natural science
3-4
Elective
3
Summer Credits
GEOG 650
Geography Field Work
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
L&S Social Science, not Geog
3
Upper-level Geography natural science
3-4
L&S upper-level natural science
3-4
Elective
3
Spring Credits
L&S Humanities/International
3
GEOG 475
(NS)
3
L&S upper-level natural science
3-4
Elective
3
GEOG 600
Perspectives on Geography
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