BA in Geography

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 Written Communication/BA Writing I)13ENGL 102 (Goal 2.1 Written Communication/BA Writing II)13
First Year Seminar (Goal 1.1 Critical Thinking)3GEOG 100, 102, 103, 142, or 145 (Goal 3 Social Science, Major Requirement)33
GEOG 104 (Goal 3 Natural Science, Major Requirement)23Goal 1.2 Quantitative Literacy73
GEOG 105 (BA Laboratory/Field Experience (LFE), Major Requirement)222nd Semester Language (BA Second Language)5
1st Semester Language (BA Second Language)5 
 16 14
Sophomore
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG 358 (Major Requirement)4GEOG 111 (Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)4
Goal 2.2 Communication3BA Quantitative Reasoning (QR)3
Goal 3 Arts and Humanities3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
3rd Semester Language (BA Second Language)34th Semester Language, or 1st semester of Another Language (BA Second Language)63
 16 16
Junior
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG 316 (Major Requirement FALL ONLY)4GEOG Elective43
GEOG Elective43GEOG Elective43
Goal 4.1 US Diversity3Goal 4.2 Global Awareness33
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 16 18
Senior
FallHoursSpringHours
GEOG Elective43GEOG 500 (Goal 6 Integration & Creativity, Major Requirement SPRING ONLY)3
Goal 5 Social Responsibility and Ethics3Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53Second Area of Study/Elective/Degree/Junior-Senior Hours53
 12 12
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.