Program Requirements

If you pursue a non-comprehensive degree (BA or BS), you'll need a minor or second major.

The comprehensive degree does not require a minor or second major.

Geography and Sustainability (Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (57-61 hours):

Major core (33-34 hours):

Note: 13-14 hours may double count toward General Education requirements.

  1. BIO 101(3) or BIO 122(4); GEO 363(4); GRY 100(3), GRY 108(3), GRY 109(1), GRY 142(4), GRY 351(3), GRY 508(3), PLN 367(3).
  2. No more than seven hours of option requirements may be taken prior to GRY 108(3) and counted toward the major.
  3. GRY 508(3) must be taken in the last two semesters prior to completion of the degree program.
  4. Related statistics requirement: AGR 330(3) or MTH 340(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or REC 328(3) or SOC 302(3).
  5. Experience in Geosustainability from: GRY 301(3), GRY 353(3), GRY 470(3) or another pre-approved course such as an internship, directed study, or similar field-based experience. The process for pre-approval by the program coordinator is described on the program website and must be completed in advance of the experience.
  6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GRY 508(3).
Complete one of the following options:
​​​​​​​Geography option (24 hours):
  1. Six hours from: GRY 300(3), 305(3), 316(3), 318(3), 320(3), 321(3), 322(3), 323(3), 325(3).
  2. 18 additional hours with any GRY, GEO, or PLN course numbered 300 or above.
Sustainable Development option (27 hours):
  1. Applied Sustainability course: GRY 510(3) or REC 302(3).
  2. Regional Perspectives:
    1. One regional perspectives core course from: GRY 300(3), 305(3), 322(3), 325(3),
    2. Two courses within one of the following regional options:
      1. Asia: ANT 334(3), ECO 345(3), HST 381(3), HST 571(3), PLS 545(3).
      2. Middle East: HST 371(3), PLS 443(3), PLS 569(3).
      3. Africa: ANT 332(3), GRY 507(3), HST 323(3), HST 334(3), HST 339(3), PLS 550(3).
      4. Latin America: ANT 336(3), HST 362(3), HST 364(3), PLS 548(3).
      5. Other region subject to advisor approval.
  3. One Planning course: PLN 372(3) or PLN 571(3).
  4. Two Economics Understanding courses from: ECO 155(3), 346(3), 450(3), 456(3), 565(3); GRY 321(3).
  5. Two Policy related courses from: AGN 115(3), ANT 314(3), ANT 370(3), ANT 514(3), AGR 100(3), BIO 502(3), GRY 320(3), LAW 537(3), PLN 505(3), PLS 232(3), PLS 535(3), PLS 546(3), SOC 319(3), SOC 420(3), SOC 430(3), SOC 450(3),​​​​​​​ SOC 456(3).
Sustainable Watershed Management option (24-26 hours):
  1. GRY 545(3), GRY 549(3), GRY 550(3); GLG 547(3) or BIO 547(3).
  2. Two Water Systems courses from: BIO 485(3), BIO 509(4), BIO 532(3), BIO 533(4), BIO 562(4), GEO 569(3), GLG 350(3), GLG 580(3), GRY 135(4).
  3. One Planning Framework course from: ECO 540(3), LAW 537(3), PLN 571(3).
  4. One Terrestrial Systems course from: AGN 215(3), AGN 335(3), ANT 355(3), AGP 333(3), GLG 573(3).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Geography and Sustainability (Non-Comprehensive) (BA)

Bachelor of Arts

Major requirements (38 hours):

  1. GRY 100(3), GRY 108(3), GRY 142(4), GEO 363(4), PLN 367(3).
  2. One course from: GRY 300(3), 305(3).
  3. Related requirement: AGR 330(3) or MTH 340(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or REC 328(3) or SOC 302(3).
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience. Three hours of Experience in Geosustainability course from: GRY 301(3) or 353(3) or 470(3) or another pre-approved course such as an internship, directed study, or similar field-based experience. The process for pre-approval by the program coordinator is described on the program website and must be completed in advance of the experience.
  5. 12 additional hours with GRY, GEO, or PLN course code.
  6. Minor required (or second major).
  7. Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements

Geography and Sustainability (Non-Comprehensive) (BS)

Bachelor of Science

Major requirements (38 hours):

  1. GRY 100(3), GRY 108(3), GRY 142(4), GEO 363(4), PLN 367(3).
  2. One course from: GRY 300(3), 305(3), 316(3), 318(3), 320(3), 321(3), 322(3), 323(3), 325(3).
  3. Related requirement: AGR 330(3) or MTH 340(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or REC 328(3) or SOC 302(3).
  4. Public Affairs Capstone Experience. Three hours of Experience in Geosustainability course from: GRY 301(3) or 353(3) or 470(3) or another pre-approved course such as an internship, directed study, or similar field-based experience. The process for pre-approval by the program coordinator is described on the program website and must be completed in advance of the experience.
  5. 12 additional hours with GRY, GEO, or PLN course code. 
  6. Minor required (or second major).

University level requirements:

  1. General Education Program and Requirements
  2. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements