BA Four-Year Degree Plan: Geography

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
Total hours14
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 - Humanities course 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
B.A. Fine Arts course that does not overlap with General Education Fine Arts course
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics
or MTH 135 College Algebra
3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
General Elective 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
B.A. language course 3
HST 103 World History to Circa 1600 C.E. 3
Minor requirement 3

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
One course from GRY 300, GRY 305, GRY 316, GRY 318, GRY 320, GRY 321, GRY 322 or GRY 323 3
General Education - Life Sciences 3-4
B.A. language course 3
HST 104 World History Since 1600 C.E. 3
Minor requirement 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research 3
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
Writing II 3
B.A. language course 3
Minor requirement 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
B.A. language course 3
Minor requirement 3

Intersession (May or August)

CoursesHours
Total hours3
GRY 353 - Geographic Field Studies, or GRY 470 - International Field Study in Geography, or GRY 301 - Geography of the Ozarks 3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
PLN 100 Understanding Cities
or GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth
3
PHI 105 Critical Thinking
or PHI 110 Introduction to Philosophy
3
B.A. Fine Arts course that does not overlap with General Education Fine Arts course 3
Minor requirement 3
General Education - Behavioral Science 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GRY/GEO/PLN elective 3
General Education Fine Arts course 3
Minor requirement 3
General Electives 7