Apr 20, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, B.S.

120 hours (minimum)

Any student earning a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree must complete a minimum of 60 hours in natural, physical, mathematical, and computer science. Please note: courses with a GEO prefix are generally not accepted towards fulfilling this 60-hour requirement. Therefore, be sure to keep this requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree , including a specific listing of courses applicable to the 60-hour requirement.

UK Core Requirements

See the UK Core section of this Bulletin for the complete UK Core requirements . The courses listed below are (a) recommended by the college, or (b) required courses that also fulfill UK Core areas. Students should work closely with their advisor to complete the UK Core requirements.

I. Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity

II. Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities

III. Intellectual Inquiry in the Social Sciences

IV. Intellectual Inquiry in the Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences

V. Composition and Communication I

VI. Composition and Communication II

VII. Quantitative Foundations

VIII. Statistical Inferential Reasoning

IX. Community, Culture and Citizenship in the USA

X. Global Dynamics

UK Core hours: 30

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR)

Subtotal: Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement hours (GCCR): 3

College Requirements

I. Foreign Language: 0-14

(placement exam recommended)

II. Disciplinary Requirements

a. Natural Science: 3

b. Social Science

(completed by Major Requirement)

c. Humanities: 3

III. Laboratory or Field Work: 1

IV. Race and Ethnicity Requirement: 0-3

V. Electives: 6

College Requirement hours: 13-30

Major Requirements

Other Course Work Required for the Major

Geography Tracks

Students must complete 15 credit hours from one of the following tracks.

Breadth Electives

Students must complete an additional 12 credit hours from one or both of the tracks that were not selected as the student’s primary track within the major. Of the 12 credit hours, 6 credit hours must be at the 300-level or above. Courses used to satisfy the track requirement may not be used to satisfy the breadth requirement.

Breadth elective hours: 12


Students will choose 4 credits or more of free electives to lead to the minimum total of 120 hours required for graduation.

Subtotal: Electives: minimum of 4

Total Minimum Hours Required for Degree: 120