BS 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) 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking
or ENG 110 Writing I
3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics
or MTH 135 College Algebra
3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or ENG 221 Writing II: Writing for the Professions
3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
GRY course from selection (300, 305, 316, 318, 320, 321, 322 or 323) 3
Course Required for Minor

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15-16
General Education (Natural World Life Sciences) 3-4
General Education (The Arts) 3
Course from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General Elective 3

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth
or PLN 100 Understanding Cities
3
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research 3
GRY 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
Elective from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 3
Course Required for Minor 3

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Elective from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 3
Elective from selection (GRY, GEO, PLN or general) 3
General Education (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General Elective 3

Intersession (May or August)

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

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16-18
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
Elective from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 3
Internship from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 1-3
Course Required for Minor 3
Course Required for Minor or General Elective 3
General Elective 3

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
Course Require for Minor 3
Elective from selection (GRY, GEO or PLN) 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3
General Elective 3