BS in Geography with concentration in Geographical Information & Analysis
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.
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing I BS Writing 1)||3||ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing II)||3|
|Humanities (Goal 3 Humanities, BS Code H Course 1 of 2)||3||MATH 126 (Major Pre-requisite)||4|
|MATH 125 (Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy, Major Pre-requisite)||4||CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)||5|
|CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)||5||COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)||3|
|Sophomore Reading & Writing Course (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, BS Writing 3)1||3||Humanities (Goal 4.1 US Diversity, BS Code H Course 2 of 2)||3|
|History or Philosophy of Science (BS General Education)2||3||Social Science Course (Goal 3 Social Science, BS Code S Course 1 of 2)||3|
|PHSX 211 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Pre-requisite)||4||PHSX 212 (Major Pre-requisite)||3|
& GEOG 105 (Major Requirement)
|5||GEOG 102 or 103 (Major Requirement)||3|
|GEOG 111 or 358 (Major Requirement)||4|
|Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)||3||Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3|
|EECS 138 or GEOG 360 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (3 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3|
|Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (1 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3||Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (4 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3|
|Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (2 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3||Physical Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3||3|
|Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)||3||Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)||3|
|Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (5 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3||GEOG 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3||3|
|Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (6 of 6), Major Requirement3,4||3||GIS additional elective3||3|
|Human/Regional Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)||3||GIS additional elective3||3|
|Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours5||2|
|Total Hours 120|
Geography BS majors are required to complete a third English, and a list of possible courses can be found under the Degree Requirements tab.
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.
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
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.
Hour requirements (incl. 45 jr/sr hrs) are typically met through KU core, degree, major, second area of study and/or elective hours. Students completing the BGS with a major must choose a secondary area of study. Individual degree mapping is done in partnership with your advisor.
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.