BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geotourism Track

The geotourism track within the geography degree at Missouri State can be completed in eight semesters and one intersession or summer semester. However, a four-year graduation plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that you may bring upon admission to the University. Note that a minor is required for the completion of this degree.

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 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 (or higher) 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
GRY 308 Geography of World Tourism 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General elective 3
Total hours15

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
GRY/GEO/PLN elective (from B.3.c.3 list) 3
General Education - Culture & Society/Hum. Persp. 3
Course Required for Minor 3
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
SOC 302 (or equivalent) Statistics 3
GRY 310 Fundamentals of Tourism 3
General Education - Natural World other than GRY/GLG 4
Course Required for Minor 3
General elective 3
Total hours16

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 367 Research Methods in Geography and Geospatial Science 3
GRY 328 Principles of Geotourism 3
ENG 340 Survey of English Literature I 3
General Education - Self Understanding 3
Course Required for Minor 3
Total hours15

Intersession (May or August)

CoursesHours
GRY 470 International Field Study in Geography 2
Total hours2

Seventh Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 410 The Geotourism Industry 3
GRY 320 Cultural Geography
or PLN 372 Planning Theory and Ethics
3
Course Required for Minor 3
General electives 6
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY 510 Applications in Sustainable Geotourism 3
GRY 498 Placement Seminar in Geography, Geospatial Sciences and Planning 1
Course Required for Minor 3
General electives 8
Total hours15