Geography, Bachelor of Science

Offered by Department of Geography

General Studies
Foundational Requirements (LOPERs 1-4)12
Broad Knowledge Requirements (LOPERs 5-8)12
Dispositional Requirements (LOPERs 9-10) 16
Wellness (LOPER 11) Optional0
BS Science-related course requirements
Complete all required courses3
Elementary Statistics
Major Option
Complete all required courses32
Minor or 2nd Major
Complete all required courses 224
Unrestricted electives
Needed to reach 120 credit hour minimum31
Total Credit Hours120

Major Option

Geography Core Requirements
GEOG 101Physical Geography I: The Atmosphere 34
GEOG 102Physical Geography II: The Lithosphere 34
GEOG 104World Regional Geography 33
GEOG 106Human Geography 33
GEOG 206Geography of the United States and Canada 33
Select 1 of the following:3
Map Investigation
GIScience Principles and Concepts
Working with GIScience and Spatial Analysis
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Select 3 credit hours of the following:3
Geographical Techniques and Thought
Applications of Geographic Information Systems
Special Topics in GIS, Spatial Analysis and Remote Sensing
Geography Requirements
Select 9 credit hours of GEOG 300-GEOG 499 49
Total Credit Hours32

Designated courses with the appropriate content may be approved to satisfy one of the Broad Knowledge requirements plus LOPER 9 or Broad Knowledge plus LOPER 10. Courses may be approved to satisfy LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone. (Courses satisfying LOPER 9 or LOPER 10 alone must be 3 credit hours.) Students applying this option will need to take additional hours in other categories to meet the required GS hours.


A minor or second major is required for a complete degree program. The number of required electives needed to reach 120 total credit hours overall will depend upon the specific program chosen.


Coursework may fulfill some General Studies requirements. Work closely with advisor.


Except GEOG 388.