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2014-2015 General Catalog (Spring, Summer 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Geography (Environment and Society) - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Environment and Society

The Geography major consists of a minimum of 62 credits. Students choose one of three areas of emphasis: Human-Environment Geography, Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning, or Physical Geography. All students complete a common core of 17 credits and also complete two courses from each of the other two emphasis cores, ensuring a broad and meaningful geography education.

Students must complete the General Education Requirements :

  •   and   may be used toward the Breadth requirements
  • An additional BPS course (such as   or  ) or an additional BSS course (such as   or  ), if chosen as an elective, will fulfill the Exploration requirement.

Students must also complete the University Studies Depth Requirements :

  • Two courses having a CI designation (such as  ,   ,  ,   and  ) will fulfill the Communication Intensive requirement
  • One course having a QI designation (such as  ,  ,  ,  ,  ,   or  ) will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive requirement
  • Students completing either the Human-Environment Geography or Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning emphases must complete at least 2 credits from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC). Students completing the Physical Geography emphasis must complete at least 2 credits from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Depth Social Sciences (DSS).

 

B. Emphasis Area (45 credits)


Students majoring in Geography are required to select an emphasis from one of the following three areas to complement the disciplinary core: Human-Environment Geography, Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning, or Physical Geography. Students must file an approved emphasis plan prior to applying for graduation, but it is recommended that they meet with their faculty advisor to develop and gain approval for the emphasis no later than midway through the first semester of the junior year.  

1. Human-Environment Geography Emphasis (45 credits)


2. Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning Emphasis (45-46 credits)


3. Physical Geography Emphasis (45-46 credits)


Note:


The Physical Geography Emphasis  is administered through the Watershed Sciences Department.

c. General Electives


After meeting the University Studies, USU upper-division, and Geography Major requirements, students may take the remainder of their 120 required credits in any discipline and from any department.

Geography Major with Geographical Analysis and Bioregional Planning Emphasis Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)


Please meet with your advisor to complete your specific four year plan.

Freshman Year (30 credits)


Sophomore Year (30-31 credits)


Junior Year (30 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


  • Degree Emphasis  Elective courses 12
  • Elective course 3

Second Semester (15 credits)


Senior Year (30 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


Second Semester (15 credits)


Geography Major with Human-Environment Geography Emphasis Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)


Please meet with your advisor to complete your specific four year plan.

Freshman Year (30 credits)


Sophomore Year (30 credits)


Junior Year (30 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


Second Semester (15 credits)


Senior Year (30 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


Second Semester (15 credits)


  • Degree Emphasis Elective course 3
  • Elective courses 12

Geography Major with Physical Geography Emphasis Four Year Plan (Suggested Schedule)


Please meet with your advisor to complete your specific four year plan.

Freshman Year (29 credits)


Second Semester (15 credits)


Sophomore Year (31-32 credits)


Junior Year (31 credits)


First Semester (16 credits)


  • WATS 3600 - Geomorphology 4
  • Degree Emphasis Elective (CI) course 3
  • Degree Emphasis Elective (DSS) course 3
  • Degree Emphasis Elective course 3
  • Elective course 3

Second Semester (15 credits)


Senior Year (31 credits)


First Semester (15 credits)


  • Additional 3000-level or higher DHA or DSC course 3
  • Degree Emphasis Elective course 3
  • Elective courses 9

Second Semester (16 credits)


Minimum University Requirements


Total Credits

120

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better

100

Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)

40

USU Credits (30 USU credits, 20 of which must be upper-division courses, 10 of which must be courses required for student's major)

30 USU credits

Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)

12

Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 )

3

General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 

 

 

 

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