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Geography: Human-Environment Geography Emphasis - BS


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

Department of Environment and Society

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  • For more information about Geography, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester-by-semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources. Students can log on to Degree Works  to check student-specific program progress.
  • Students can also have an emphasis in Geographic Information Science .
  • All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all ENVS, GEOG, WATS, or WILD courses used to meet requirements for the major. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

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
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)    3     GEOG 1300: World Regional Geography (BSS)   3    
ENVS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation  or WATS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation  or WILD 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation  

1  or 1  or 1 

 
  STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5    
GEOG 1000: Physical Geography (BPS)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU) Course    3  
GEOG 1005: Physical Geography Lab   1     Elective or Minor Course 1-3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course    3        

Elective or Minor Course

         
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)  or BIOL 2220: General Ecology  or WATS 2220: General Ecology  

3

 
GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences  or WILD 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3  or 3     Integrated Studies Course 3  
GEOG 3100: Human-Environment Geography (CI)   3     Degree Electives 6  
Degree Elective 3   Elective or Minor Course 3  
Elective or Minor Course 3        
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GEOG 3800: Data Visualization   3     GEOG 4210: Geography of Utah  or GEOG 4400: Natural Hazards and Society   3  or 3    
GEOG 4120: Environment and Development in Latin America (CI)  or ENVS 2340: Natural Resources and Society (BSS)   3  or 3     PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3    
HIST 3950: Environmental History (DHA/CI)   3     Degree Elective 3  
Degree Elective 3   Elective or Minor Courses 6  
Elective or Minor Course 3        
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WILD 5750: Applied Remote Sensing   3     GEOG 4210: Geography of Utah  or GEOG 4400: Natural Hazards and Society   3  or 3    
Degree Elective 3   Degree Elective 3  
Elective or Minor Courses 9   Elective or Minor Courses 9  
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Geography Major Requirements (62 credits)


All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F grade basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all ENVS, GEOG, WATS, or WILD courses used to meet requirements for a major in Geography. The grade point average for all courses taught by the S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

Electives (21 credits)


Complete 21 credits chosen from the following list:

Depth Requirements


In addition to two CI courses, and one QI course, complete at least two credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)  and Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) .

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