Below is a sample 4-year plan for students pursuing the BA in 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 (2 crs req), BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 (2 crs req), BA Writing II)3
MATH 101 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Reasoning)3Quantitative Reasoning (Goal 1.2, BA Quantitative Reasoning)23
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)52nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3GEOG 104 or 107 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)3
GEOG 100 (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness)3GEOG 105 (BA Lab Requirement, Major Requirement)2
 17 16
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)3-5
Goal 2.2 Communication3GEOG 210 (Major Requirement)3
Goal 3 Humanities3GEOG Elective - First Category (Major Requirement)33
GEOG 102 or 103 (Goal 3 Social Science or Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, Major Requirement)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course (Total Hours)3
 15 15-17
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG Elective - Second Category (Major Requirement)33Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics 3
GEOG Elective - Third Category (Major Requirement)33GEOG 316 or 358 (Major Requirement)44
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3GEOG Elective - Any Category (Major Requirement)33
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3 
 15 13
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3GEOG 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3
GEOG Elective - Any Category (Major Requirement)33Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
LA&S 490 (Recommended, or elective)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3
Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)3Elective or possible minor course 300+ (Total Hours)2
 15 14
Total Hours: 120-122
1

The BA requires completion of two courses of collegiate-level writing instruction. Students who test out of Composition will still need to complete ENGL 102 (or equivalent) and one additional Goal 2.1 course. 

2

Visit this website for a list of courses that fulfill the BA Quantitative Reasoning requirement. 

3

Geography majors must complete five courses (15 hours) at the 200-500 level, from at least 3 of the following 4 groups: Regional Studies, Physical Studies, Geographic Information Science, Human Studies.

4

GEOG 316 is a fall only course.

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.