Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Geography with a concentration in Geographical Information & Analysis. To view the list of courses approved to fulfill KU Core Goals, please visit the KU Core website.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 1)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication, 2 Crs Required, BS Writing 2)3
Humanities (Goal 3 Humanities, BS Code H Course 1 of 2)3MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)4
MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, Major Pre-requisite)4CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)5
CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)5COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)3
 15 15
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
Sophomore Reading & Writing Course (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, BS Writing 3)13Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)3
History or Philosophy of Science (BS General Education)23Social Science Course (Goal 3 Social Science, BS Code S Course 1 of 2)3
PHSX 211 (Major Pre-requisite)4PHSX 212 (Major Pre-requisite)3
GEOG 104
  & GEOG 105 (Major Requirement)
5GEOG 102 (Major Requirement)3
 GEOG 111 (Major Requirement)4
 15 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)3Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3
GEOG 514 or EECS 138 (Major Pre-requisite)33-4Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3,43
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3,43Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3,43
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3,43Physical Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)33
Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3
 15-16 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3,43GEOG 500 or 714 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33
Human/Regional Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3Elective (Total Hours)2
Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective 300+ (Total Hours)3
 15 14
Total Hours: 120-121
1

Geography BS majors are required to complete a third English, and a list of possible courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.

2

Geography BS majors are required to take a course in History or Philosophy of Science. A list of possible courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.

3

All major required Geography courses and most Geography elective courses numbered 300 and above are offered once a year, either in the fall, spring or summer term

4

Six Geographic Information Science Core courses are required with at least one from each of the following categories: Cartography and Visualization, Geographical Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Statistics. A list of courses for each can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to complete 120 total hours of which 45 hours must be at the Jr/Sr (300+) level, and 100 hours must be from within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

The same course cannot be used to fulfill more than one KU Core Goal. However, overlap of a KU Core course with a major or degree-specific requirement is allowed. Overlapping is recommended to allow more opportunities to explore other majors and/or minors.