Undergraduate Degree - Geography - Bachelor of Arts (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2014 through Summer 2016)

Program:
Geography - Bachelor of Arts (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2014 through Summer 2016)
Program Code:
4348 Geography
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FQ68
End Term:
US14
Department:
Department of Geography


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Geography - Bachelor of Arts (this program is in moratorium effective Fall 2014 through Summer 2016)

Within the discipline of geography, a tracking system permits students pursuing a bachelor's degree to concentrate in various interest areas. The departmental advisor and faculty members are available to discuss program options and career opportunities with interested students.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography

  1. The University requirements for bachelor's degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Geography.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Geography major is met by completing Geography 480.  That course is referenced in item 3. a. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following required major courses (31 credits):
    a. All of the following courses:
    GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
    GEO 151 Cultural Geography 3
    GEO 206 Physical Geography 3
    GEO 206L Physical Geography Laboratory 1
    GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
    GEO 463 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers and Planners 3
    GEO 480 Senior Seminar (W) 3
    b. One of the following courses:
    GEO 330 Geography of the United States and Canada 3
    GEO 333 Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region 3
    GEO 335 Geography of Latin America 3
    GEO 336 Geography of Europe 3
    GEO 337 Geography of East Asia 3
    GEO 338 Geography of Africa 3
    c. Nine additional credits in Geography including at least one course at the 400 level.


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Geography, BA (4348)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Geography - Core
Major - Geography - Core: 6 courses from GEO113, GEO151, GEO206, GEO206L, GEO221, GEO463

Requirement 12: Major - Geography - Senior Seminar
Major - Geography - Senior Seminar: 1 course from GEO480

Requirement 13: Major - Geography - Regional Geography
Major - Geography - Regional Geography: 1 course from GEO330, GEO333, GEO335, GEO336, GEO337, GEO338, additional approved courses

Requirement 14: Major - Geography - 400 Level
Major - Geography - 400 Level: 3 credits from Geography courses at the 400 level

Requirement 15: Major - Geography - Electives
Major - Geography - Electives: 6 credits from Geography courses

Requirement 16: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 30 credits from Geography courses to meet the requirement of at least 30 credits.

Requirement 17: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: 15 credits from the following departments: ANP, CJ, EC, FCE, HST, LIR, PLS, PSY, SOC, SW, UP excluding ANP202, 206, 340.
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 17

Requirement 18: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.

Requirement 19: College - Social Science - Arts and Letters
College - Social Science - Arts and Letters: 9 credits from Approved courses from the College of Arts & Letters. A department or school may require its major to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas.

Requirement 20: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 21: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 22: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.