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.

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.