Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BS in Geography with a concentration in Physical Geography. 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
  & PHSX 216 (Major Pre-requisite)
5PHSX 212
  & PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
4
GEOG 104
  & GEOG 105 (Major Requirement)
5BIOL 150 (Major Pre-requisite)4
 16 14
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)3GEOG 331 (Major Requirement)33
BIOL 152 (Major Pre-requisite )4GEOG 332 or CE 455 (Major Requirement)33
EECS 138 (Major Pre-requisite)3GEOG 358 (Major Requirement)34
GEOG 316 (Major Requirement)34GEOG Elective Course 300+ (Major Requirement)43
GEOG 321 (Major Requirement)33Elective (Total Hours)3
 17 16
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics3GEOG 500 or 714 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33
GEOG 335 or 535 (Major Requirement)34GEOG Elective Course 300+ (Major Requirement)43
GIS Studies Course 500+ (Major Requirement)53Elective (Total Hours)3
GEOG Elective Course 300+ (Major Requirement)43Elective (Total Hours)3
 Elective (Total Hours)3
 13 15
Total Hours: 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

A list of possible courses for History or Philosophy of Science can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.

3

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

4

Geography BS with a concentration in Physical Geography requires 9.0 hours of elective course work chosen from courses in the following categories: Biogeography, Climate, Geomorphology, Soil Geography, and other advanced courses in Physical Geography. A list of possible courses can found on the Degree Requirements tab. 

5

 GEOG 526 is recommended.

Please note:

All students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are required to completed 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.