Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

All majors in the Department of Geography and Planning require a minimum of 122 semester hours for the degree.  A minor is required for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In addition to the core curriculum, major and minor requirements, electives must be taken to meet the total required minimum hours. Two semester hours of free electives OUTSIDE the major discipline are required.

Degrees

B.A. Geography (242A)

Requirements

  • GHY 1010 and GHY 1020 or GHY 1040 as prerequisites. 
  • The degree consists of 42 semester hours of Geography and Planning above the 1999 level.


B.S. Geography, General Concentration (241C) 

 Requirements

  • GHY 1010 and GHY 1020 or GHY 1040 as prerequisites.

 

B.S. Geography, GIS Concentration (241D)

  Requirements

  • GHY 1010 and GHY 1020 or GHY 1040 as prerequisites.

 

B.S. Community and Regional Planning (218A)

   Requirements

  • GHY 1010 and GHY 1020 or GHY 1040 as prerequisites.

GIS Certificate

GIS Certificate 

A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in those four courses is required for the undergraduate certificate. 

Minor in Community and Regional Planning

A minor in community and regional planning consists of 19 semester hours.

Minor in Geography

A minor in geography consists of 18 semester hours, including any geography courses used as core curriculum requirements and at least three hours in regional courses.

Honors

The Department of Geography and Planning offers Honors courses on all undergraduate levels, which are open to students who have distinguished themselves. Honors courses carry full credit toward the majors in geography and planning, or for non-majors full elective credit. Read more about the Honors Program.

Accelerated Admissions

An Accelerated Admissions Master’s degree in Geography would allow Geography and Planning undergraduate majors to begin their graduate educations in Geography before finishing their baccalaureate degree. Read more about Accelerated Admissions.