BS in Geography with concentration in Physical Geography
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.
|ENGL 101 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BS Writing I)||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||COMS 130 (Goal 2.2 Communication, BS Communication)||3|
|CHEM 130 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Pre-requisite)||5||CHEM 135 (Major Pre-requisite)||5|
|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 216 (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking, Major Pre-requisite)
& PHSX 236 (Major Pre-requisite)
& GEOG 105 (Major Requirement)
|5||BIOL 150 (Major Pre-requisite)||3|
|Social Science Course (Goal 4.2 Global Awareness, BS Code S Course 2 of 2)||3||GEOG 332 (Major Requirement)3||3|
|BIOL 152 (Major Pre-requisite )||3||GEOG 336 or CE 455||3|
|EECS 138 (Major Pre-requisite)||3||GEOG 358 (Major Requirement)3||4|
|GEOG 316 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)3||4||Human or Regional Geography (Major Requirement)4||3|
|GEOG 321 (Major Requirement)3||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours6||3|
|Goal 5 Social Responsibility & Ethics||3||GEOG 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement)3||3|
|GEOG 335 or 535 (Major Requirement)3||4||GEOG Elective Course 300+ (Major Requirement)4||3|
|BIOL 414 (Major Requirement)||3||GEOG Elective Course 300+ (Major Requirement)4||3|
|GIS Studies Course 500+ (Major Requirement)5||3||Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours6||2|
|Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours6||3|
|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.
A list of possible courses for History or Philosophy of Science 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.
Geography BS with a concentration in Physical Geography requires 9.0 hours of elective course work chosen from courses in the following categories: Ecohydrology, Climate, Geomorphology, Soil Geography, and other advanced courses in Physical Geography. A list of possible courses can found on the Degree Requirements tab.
GEOG 526 is recommended.
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.