BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Geography Track

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I
or COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States Since 1877
3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
General Education - Self Understanding/ S & B, or C & V 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
MTH 135 College Algebra 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
General elective 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
General Education - Self Understanding/ S & B or C & V 3
BA Language Course 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Minor requirement 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 305 Selected World Regions 3
General Education - Natural World (other than GRY/GLG) 4
BA Language Course 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Minor requirement 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research 3
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
Writing II 3
BA Language Course 3
Minor requirement 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GRY 367 Research Methods in Geography and Geospatial Science 3
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
BA Language Course 3
Minor requirement 3
Total hours16

Intersession (May or August)

CoursesHours
GRY 353 Geographic Field Studies
or GRY 470 International Field Study in Geography
or GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks
2-3
Total hours2-3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
BA Fine Arts requirement 3
Minor requirement 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
GRY 498 Placement Seminar in Geography, Geospatial Sciences and Planning 1
BA Fine Arts Requirement 3
Minor requirement 3
General electives 4-5
Total hours14-15