BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geography

The following degree plan is based on the 2018-19 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 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
General Education 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics OR higher 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
General Elective 3
Total hours16

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY 305 Selected World Regions 3
GLG 115 Life of the Past 3
Course required for Minor 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
Course Required for Minor 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GEC 105 Written Comm. & Integrative & Applied Learning 3
SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research* 3
PLN 100 Understanding Cities OR other Gen Ed Public Issues 3
Course required for Minor 3
Total hours16

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN Elective 3
GEC 111 Humanities 3
Courses for Minor/Electives 9
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN 3
Course required for Minor 3
General Elective 3
GEC 110 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
GEC 112 The Arts 3
Total hours15

Summer Session (or Intersession)

CoursesHours
GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks
or GRY 353 Field Experience in Geography (inside continental USA)
or GRY 470 Field Experience in Geography (outside continental USA)
3
Total hours3

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN Elective 3
Course Required for Minor 3
General Elective 6
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
Total hours15

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
GRY/GEO/PLN Elective 3
Courses for Minor/Electives 11
Total hours14

Tips for success:

  • *or AGR 330, MTH 340, PSY 200, QBA 237, or REC 328.
  • Field Study courses occasionally are offered during intersessions or regular semesters.
Degree plan last reviewed 06-26-2018.