B.S. Geography Curriculum

University and College Core

English Composition (6 hours)

  • EN 1103 English Comp I or EN 1163 Accelerated Comp I
  • EN 1113 English Comp II or EN 1173 Accelerate Comp II

Oral Communication (3 hours)

  • CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
  • CO 1013 Introduction to Communication

Foreign Language (6 hours)

  • 2nd semester proficiency in a foreign language

Fine Arts (3 hours)

  • See A&S requirements

Humanities (6 hours)

  • 3 hours Literature (see A&S requirements)
  • 3 hours History (see A&S requirements)

Social Science (6 hours)

  • GR 1123 Intro to World Geography
  • 3 hours in a different discipline (see A&S requirements)

Basic Concentration Core (4 hours)

  • GG 1113 Survey of Earth Science I and
  • GG 1111 Earth Science I Lab OR
  • GR 1114 Physical Geography

Concentration Core

Mathematics (6 hours)

  • MA 1313 College Algebra
  • MA 1323 Trigonometry

Natural Sciences (9-13 hours)

  • 6-9 hours natural sciences with a lab (CH, BIO, PH)
  • 3 hours natural science without a lab (CH, BIO, PH)

Concentration Requirements (24 hours)

  • GG 4333 Geowriting
  • GR 1603 Intro to Meteorology
  • GR 2013 Cultural Geography
  • GR 2313 Maps and Remote Sensing
  • GR 4203 Geography of North America
  • GR 4283 Geography of Islamic World
  • GR 4303 Principles of GIS
  • GR 4633 Statistical Climatology or ST 2113 Intro Statistics or ST 3123 Intro Statistical Inference

Departmental 4000-level courses (12 hours)

  • Consult Advisor for specifics

Departmental Elective Group #1 (12 hours; choose 4 courses below)

  • GG 3133 Intro to Environmental Geology
  • GG 3603 Intro to Oceanography
  • GG 3613 Water Resources
  • GG 4523 Coastal Environments
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards

Departmental Elective Group #2 (12 hours; choose 4 courses below)

  • GR 4123 Urban Geography
  • GR 4213 Geography of Latin America
  • GR 4223 Geography of Europe
  • GR 4233 Geography of Asia
  • GR 4243 Geography of Russia
  • GR 4253 Geography of Africa
  • GR 4263 Geography of the South

General Electives (15 hours)

  • Number of credit hours needed to bring total credit hours to 124. Consult Advisor for specifics.

Total hours needed for degree: 124

Note:
A grade of C or higher is required on all departmental courses to satisfy graduation requirements.


Sample Curriculum

B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Geography

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN 1103 English Comp I 3 EN 1113 English Comp II 3
MA 1313 College Algebra 3 MA 1323 Trigonometry 3
FL   Foreign Language I 3 FL   Foreign Language II 3
GR 1123 Intro World Geography 3     Social Science a 3
GR 1114 Physical Geography 4     CH, BIO, or PH b 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN   Literature c 3 HI   History d 3
    Fine Arts Elective 3 CO 1003 Public Speaking 3
    CH, BIO, or PH w/lab b 3     General Elective e 3
GR 1603 Intro Meteorology 3 GR 2013 Cultural Geography 3
GR 4203 Geog of N. America 3 GR 2313 Maps & Remote 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4303 Principles of GIS 3 GG 3133 Intro Env Geology/DE1 f 3
GR 4633 Statistical Climatology 3 GR 4223 Geog of Europe/DE2 h 3
GG 3613 Water Resources/DE1 f 3 GR 4xxx Dept 4000-level g 3
GR 4283 Geog of Islamic World 3 GR 4213 Geog Latin America/DE2h 3
GR 4xxx Dept 4000-level g 3     General Elective e 3
      General Elective e 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GG 4333 Geowriting 3 GR 4233 Geog of Asia/DE2 h 3
    General Elective e 3 GR 4xxx Dept 4000-level g 3
GR 4243 Geog of Russia/DE2 h 3     CH, BIO, or PH w/lab b 3
GR 4xxx Dept 4000-level g 3 GR 4813 Natural Hazards/DE1 f 3
GR 3113 Conserv Nat. Res./DE1 f 3     General Elective e 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

aSocial Science – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
bCH,BIO,PH – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved natural sciences courses.
cLiterature – Intro Literature or American, English, or World Literature. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
dHistory – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
eGeneral Elective – any course with college credit that follows University and Arts & Sciences guidelines to bring the total credits to 124 hours.
fDE1 (Departmental Elective #1) – any Geosciences course from Departmental Elective #1 list applicable towards curriculum.
gDept. 4000-level course – any 3000- or 4000 level Geosciences courses applicable towards curriculum.
hDE2 (Departmental Elective #2) – any Geosciences course from Departmental Elective #2 list applicable towards curriculum.