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.

Freshman
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing I BS Writing 1)3ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing II)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 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Pre-requisite)4PHSX 212 (Major Pre-requisite)3
GEOG 104
GEOG 105 (Major Requirement)
5GEOG 102 or 103 (Major Requirement)3
 GEOG 111 or 358 (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
EECS 138 or GEOG 360 (Major Pre-requisite)3Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (3 of 6), Major Requirement3,43
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (1 of 6), Major Requirement3,43Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (4 of 6), Major Requirement3,43
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (2 of 6), Major Requirement3,43Physical Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)33
Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3
 15 15
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (5 of 6), Major Requirement3,43GEOG 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)33
Geographic Information Science Core Course 300+ (6 of 6), Major Requirement3,43GIS additional elective33
Human/Regional Geography 300+ Elective (Major Requirement)3GIS additional elective33
Allied Field Course 300+ (Major Requirement)3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours52
 15 14
Total Hours 120

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.