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 across all attempted GEO courses (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 (W) 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):
    AFRE 320 Environmental Economics 3
    CE 341 Transportation Engineering 3
    CE 448 Transportation Planning 3
    CSUS 320 Environmental Planning and Management 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
    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
  4. Other Required Courses (12 credits):
    Complete 12 credits in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses from the following list of courses: Fulfillment of this requirement also meets the College of Social Science STEM Graduation Requirement for the Bachelor of Science degree and may not concurrently satisfy a University requirement.
    AST 101 The Celestial Clockworks 1
    AST 207 The Science of Astronomy 3
    AST 208 Planets and Telescopes 3
    BE 101 Introduction to Biosystems Engineering 1
    BE 230 Engineering Analysis for Biological Systems 3
    BS  161 Cell and Molecular Biology 3
    BS  162 Organismal and Population Biology 3
    BS  171 Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory 2
    BS  172 Organismal and Population Biology Laboratory 2
    CE 221 Statics 3
    CE 273 Civil and Environmental Engineering Measurements 2
    CE 274 Graphics for Civil and Environmental Engineers 1
    CE 275 GIS for Civil ad Environmental Engineers 1
    CEM  141 General Chemistry 4
    CEM  142 General and Inorganic Chemistry 3
    CEM  143 Survey of Organic Chemistry 3
    CEM  151 General and Descriptive Chemistry 4
    CEM  152 Principles of Chemistry 3
    CEM  161 Chemistry Laboratory I 1
    CEM  162 Chemistry Laboratory II 1
    CEM  251 Organic Chemistry I 3
    CEM  252 Organic Chemistry II 3
    CEM  255 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
    CEM 262 Quantitative Analysis 3
    CHE 201 Material and Energy Balances 3
    CHE 210 Modeling and Analysis of Transport Phenomena 3
    CMSE  201 Computational Modeling and Data Analysis I 4
    CMSE  202 Computational Modeling and Data Analysis II 4
    CSE  102 Algorithmic Thinking and Programming 3
    CSE 201 Fundamentals of Information Technology 3
    CSE 220 Programming in C 3
    CSE 231 Introduction to Programming I 3
    CSE  232 Introduction to Programming II 3
    CSE 260 Discrete Structures in Computer Science 4
    CSS 101 Introduction to Crop Science 3
    CSS 210 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3
    CSUS 200 Introduction to Sustainability 3
    ECE 101 Introduction to Electrical and Computer Engineering 1
    ECE 201 Circuits and Systems I 3
    ECE 202 Circuits and Systems II 3
    ECE 203 Electric Circuits and Systems Laboratory 1
    ECE 230 Digital Logic Fundamentals 3
    ECE 280 Electrical Engineering Analysis 3
    EGR 100 Introduction to Engineering Design 2
    EGR 102 Introduction to Engineering Modeling 2
    EGR 292 Applications in Environmental Studies 2
    ENE 280 Principles of Environmental Engineering and Science 3
    ENT 110 Applied Entomology of Economic Plants 3
    ENT 111 Basics of Applied Entomology 2
    ENT 205 Pests, Society and Environment 3
    FOR 101 Michigan’s Forests 3
    FOR 202 Introduction to Forestry 3
    FOR  204 Forest Vegetation 3
    FOR 222 Forestry Field Methods 2
    FW 101 Fundamentals of Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology and Management 3
    FW 110 Conservation and Management of Marine Resources 3
    FW 181 Introduction to Science, Technology, the Environment, and Public Policy 3
    FW 207 Great Lakes: Biology and Management 3
    GLG 201 The Dynamic Earth 4
    GLG 202 Geology of Michigan 3
    ME 201 Thermodynamics 3
    ME 222 Mechanics of Deformable Solids 3
    ME 280 Graphic Communications 2
    MSE 200 Materials and Society 2
    MSE 250 Materials Science and Engineering 3
    MSE 260 Electronic, Magnetic, Thermal, and Optical Properties of Materials 3
    MTH  114 Trigonometry 3
    MTH  126 Survey of Calculus II 3
    MTH  133 Calculus II 4
    MTH 201 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers I 3
    MTH 202 Elementary Mathematics for Teachers II 3
    MTH  234 Multivariable Calculus 4
    MTH 235 Differential Equations 3
    PHY 102 Physics Computations 1
    PHY 170 Investigations in Physics 3
    PHY 183 Physics for Scientists and Engineers I 4
    PHY 184 Physics for Scientists and Engineers II 4
    PHY 191 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, I 1
    PHY 192 Physics Laboratory for Scientists, II 1
    PHY 215 Thermodynamics and Modern Physics 3
    PHY 231 Introductory Physics I 3
    PHY 232 Introductory Physics II 3
    PHY 251 Introductory Physics Laboratory I 1
    PHY 252 Introductory Physics Laboratory II 1
    PLB 105 Plant Biology 3
    PLB 106 Plant Biology Laboratory 1
    PLB 203 Biology of Plants 4
    PLB 218 Plants of Michigan 3
    STT  180 Introduction to Data Science 4
    STT  200 Statistical Methods 3
    STT  201 Statistical Methods 4
    STT 224 Introduction to Probability and Statistics for Ecologists 3
    STT  231 Statistics for Scientists 3
    STT 250 Statistics and Probability for K-8 Teachers 4