Undergraduate Degree - Economic Geography

Program:
Economic Geography
Program Code:
7751 Economic Geography
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Science
Start Term:
FS16
Department:
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


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
Economic Geography

The Bachelor of Science degree in Economic Geography provides a comprehensive program for students interested in the roles of space, place, location, scale, key agents, and forces in the economic sphere.  The program prepares students to succeed in commercial, non-government organizations, nonprofits, or governmental realms as well as the pursuit of graduate degrees, with emphases on spatial planning and control of issues ranging from transport and markets to poverty and inequality.  Students attain substantial quantitative and technical skills as well as practical skills for solving problems drawn from local, regional, and global settings.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Economic 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 Science degree in Economic Geography.

    The University's Tier II writing requirement for the Economic Geography major is met by completing Geography 480.  That course is referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Science degree.
  3. The following courses with a minimum 2.0 grade-point average (42 or 43 credits):
    a. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
    LB 118 Calculus I 4
    MTH 124 Survey of Calculus I 3
    MTH 132 Calculus I 3
    MTH 152H Honors Calculus I 3
    b. The following course (3 credits):
    EC 201 Introduction to Microeconomics 3
    c. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    GEO 113 Introduction to Economic Geography 3
    GEO 151 Introduction to Human Geography 3
    d. Both of the following courses (6 credits):
    GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
    GEO 363 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers 3
    e. Three of the following courses (9 credits):
    GEO 413 Urban Geography 3
    GEO 414 Geography of Transportation 3
    GEO 415 Location Theory and Land Use Analysis 3
    GEO 418 The Ghetto 3
    GEO 453 Metropolitan Environments: Urban Forms and Land Uses 3
    GEO 459 Tourism in Regional Development 3
    f. The following course (3 credits):
    GEO 480 Senior Seminar 3
    g. Six additional credits in Geography courses at the 300-level and above.
    h. Two courses outside the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences (6 credits):
    CE 341 Transportation Engineering 3
    CE 448 Transportation Planning 3
    CSUS 320 Environmental Planning and Management 3
    CSUS 447 Community Economic Development 3
    CSUS 474 Advanced Topics in Tourism Management 3
    EC 301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3
    EC 306 Comparative Economic Systems 3
    EC 310 Economics of Developing Countries 3
    EC 340 Survey of International Economics 3
    EEP 320 Environmental Economics 3
    UP 314 Methods for Investigation of Urban Systems 4
    UP 353 Land Use Planning 4
    In addition to the requirements for the major, students may elect to complete a cognate in business. The requirements for the cognate are met by completing four of the following courses (12 credits):
    ACC 230 Survey of Accounting Concepts 3
    FI 320 Introduction to Finance 3
    GBL 323 Introduction to Business Law 3
    MGT 325 Management Skills and Processes 3
    MKT 327 Introduction to Marketing 3

 
Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Economic Geography, BS (7751)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS17

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
MTH3: 2 courses
At least 2 courses from MTH103, MTH101, MTH102

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 - Economic Geography - Calculus
Major - Economic Geography - Calculus: 1 course from LB118, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H

Requirement 12: Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Microeconomics
Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Microeconomics: 1 course from EC201

Requirement 13: Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Economic Geography
Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Economic Geography: 1 course from GEO113

Requirement 14: Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Human Geography
Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Human Geography: 1 course from GEO151

Requirement 15: Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Geographic Information
Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Geographic Information: 1 course from GEO221

Requirement 16: Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers
Major - Economic Geography - Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers: 1 course from GEO363

Requirement 17: Major - Economic Geography - 400 Level Geography Coursework
Major - Economic Geography - 400 Level Geography Coursework: 3 courses from GEO413, GEO414, GEO418, GEO453, GEO459, GEO415

Requirement 18: Major - Economic Geography - Senior Seminar
Major - Economic Geography - Senior Seminar: 1 course from GEO480

Requirement 19: Major - Economic Geography - 300 Level or Above Geography Coursework
Major - Economic Geography - 300 Level or Above Geography Coursework: 6 credits from courses in Geography which are 300-level and above.

Requirement 20: Major - Economic Geography - Coursework outside the Department of Geography
Major - Economic Geography - Coursework outside the Department of Geography: 2 courses from CE341, CE448, CSUS320, CSUS447, CSUS474, EC301, EC306, EC310, EC340, EEP320, UP314, UP353

Requirement 21: Major - Economic Geography - Business Cognate
Major - Economic Geography - Business Cognate: 0 courses from ACC230, FI320, GBL323, MGT325, MKT327

Requirement 22: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 23: College - Social Science - Experiential Learning
College - Social Science - Experiential Learning: 1 course from an experiential learning course of 3 - 4 credits as approved by the College of Social Science.

Requirement 24: College - Social Science - Interdisciplinary Minor
College - Social Science - Interdisciplinary Minor: 15 credits from an interdisciplinary minor as approved by the College of Social Science.

Requirement 25: College - Social Science - STEM
College - Social Science - STEM: 12 credits from Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics courses as approved by the College of Social Science.

Requirement 26: College - Social Science - Arts and Humanities
College - Social Science - Arts and Humanities: 6 credits from Arts and Humanities courses as approved by the College of Social Science.

Requirement 27: 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 28: 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.