Geography Major: Environmental Studies Concentration

Requirements for a Major

Minimum requirement for the major is completion of a six-course (20 credit) core curriculum and one of four concentrations. Students will declare a concentration in either General Geography, Environmental Studies, Geographic Information Systems, Earth System Science, or Earth Science Education. Study Away/Study Abroad is strongly encouraged for geography majors.

Core Courses(18 credits)
GS-101Physical Geography3
or GS-110 Meteorology
GE-102Human Geography3
GS-140Physical Geology4
GS-165Geographic Information Systems I4
GE-200Geographic Literature Seminar1
GE/GS-400Geography Seminar3
Requirements for the Environmental Studies Concentration(21-27 credits)
GE-258Global Environmental Change3
Two or three courses in Physical Geography or GIS (200-400 level)6-9
Select three or four of the following:9-12
Energy Conservation
Coastal Environments
Sustainable Communities
American Public Lands:Environmental Issues
Environment and Development
Sustainable Food Systems
Fundamentals of Renewable Energy
or GE-342
Sustainable Housing And Techniques
Selected Topics: Geography (with approval)
Select one of the following:3
Internship: Geography
Independent Study: Geography
Readings and Directed Research
Total Credits39-45

Geography Major: Environmental Studies Concentration

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASC First-Year Seminar (FYS)3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR)3
GE-102 Human Geography 3
GS-101 Physical Geography 3
 Credits15
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (GP)3
GS-140 Physical Geology 4
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
GS-165 Geographic Information Systems I 4
GE Environmental Elective3
GE or GS Environmental or Physical Elective3
GE-200 Geographic Literature Seminar 1
LASC 1 LASC Elective (ICW)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (CA)3
 Credits17
Semester Four
GE-258 Global Environmental Change 3
GS Physical or GIS Elective3
LASC 1 Lab Science (NSP)3-4
LASC 1 LASC Elective (USW)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (DAC)3
 Credits15-16
Year Three
Semester Five
LASC LASC Elective (HBS) 
GE Environmental Elective3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (WAC)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits12
Semester Six
GS Physical or GIS Elective3
GE Environmental Elective3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (NSP)3
LASC 1 LASC Elective (QLAC)3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
Select one of the following: 4
Independent Study: Geography
or Independent Study: Geography
 
Readings and Directed Research
or Readings and Directed Research
 
Internship: Geography
or Internship: Geography
 
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits16
Semester Eight
GE-400 Geography Seminar (CAP) 3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
SELECT General Elective3
 Credits15
 Total Credits121-122
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The sequence of LASC courses marked with 1 is a suggestion but serves as a reminder that LASC designated courses must be taken to satisfy the LASC requirements.

Students are required to meet with their department advisor to review their upcoming semester academic choices. A minimum of 120 credits is required for graduation.