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 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 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
LASC First-Year Seminar3
EN-101 English Composition I 3
LASC LASC Elective (QR) 
GE-102 Human Geography 3
GS-101 Physical Geography 3
 Credits12
Semester Two
EN-102 English Composition II 3
LASC LASC Elective (CON)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (TLC)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (GP)3
GS-140 Physical Geology 4
 Credits16
Year Two
Semester Three
GS-165 Geographic Information Systems I 4
GS/GE Elective (200 level or above)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (HBS)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (ICW)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (CA)3
GE-200 Geographic Literature Seminar 1
 Credits17
Semester Four
GS/GE Elective (200 level or above)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (NSP)3-4
LASC 2 LASC Elective (QR)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (USW)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (DAC)3
 Credits15-16
Year Three
Semester Five
GS/GE Elective (200 level or above)3
GS/GE Elective (200 level or above)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (NSP)3-4
SELECT General Elective3
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 Credits15-16
Semester Six
GS/GE Elective (200 level or above)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (WAC)3
LASC 2 LASC Elective (QLAC)3
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 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
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 Credits15
Semester Eight
GE-400
Geography Seminar
or Geography Seminar
3
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 Credits15
 Total Credits120-122
1

Students in this concentration typically have a second major, often education. For those students, many of the "general electives” would represent the second major and timing of LASC requirements may change.

2

The sequence of LASC courses marked with 2 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.