Geography Major: General Geography Concentration

Requirements for a Major

Minimum requirement for the major is completion of a six-course (20 credit) core curriculum and one of five 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-200Geography Literature Seminar1
GE/GS-400Geography Seminar3
Requirements for the Concentration in General Geography(15 credits)
At least one advanced course (200-400 level) in each of the following:
Physical Geography (200 - 400 Level)3
Human Geography (200 - 400 Level)3
Three advanced courses in any category9
Total Credits33

Geography Major: General Geography Concentration1

Sample Timeline for Completion of Degree

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
LASCFirst-Year Seminar 3
EN-101 College Writing I 3
LASCLASC Elective (QR)  
GE-102 Human Geography 3
GS-101 Physical Geography 3
 Credits12
Semester Two
EN-102 College Writing II 3
LASCLASC Elective (CON) 3
LASCLASC Elective (TLC) 2 3
LASCLASC Elective (GP) 2 3
GS-140 Physical Geology 4
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
GS-165 Geographic Information Systems I 4
GS/GEElective (200 level or above) 3
LASCLASC Elective (HBS) 2 3
LASCLASC Elective (ICW) 2 3
LASCLASC Elective (CA) 2 3
GE-200 Geography Literature Seminar 1
 Credits17
Semester Four
GS/GEElective (200 level or above) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 2 3-4
LASCLASC Elective (QR) 2 3
LASCLASC Elective (USW) 2 3
LASCLASC Elective 2 3
 Credits15-16
Year Three
Semester Five
GS/GEElective (200 level or above) 3
GS/GEElective (200 level or above) 3
LASCLASC Elective (NSP) 2 3-4
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15-16
Semester Six
GS/GEElective (200 level or above) 3
LASCLASC Elective 2 3
LASCLASC Elective 2 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Eight
GE-400
Geography Seminar
or Senior Seminar
3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
SELECTGeneral Elective 3
 Credits15
 Total Credits120-122

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.