Geography & Planning

General Geography Track

General Geography Track

The General Geography Track is for students who have a broad interest in geography and want to have the opportunity to explore a variety of subjects in the discipline.  This track prepares students for a number of career choices and for graduate study in geography, planning, or related disciplines.  Students who have completed the general geography degree have gone on to work in public agencies such as the EPA, Census Bureau, CIA and Forestry service.  Alumni also work in private sector consulting jobs and in the non-profit sector such as land conservancies.

Required Courses

In addition to the general education requirements, foreign language requirements, and geography major core requirements, students in this track are required to take the following courses (9 semester hours):

  • GEO 101 World Geography OR
  • GEO 103 Human Geography  AND
  • Two additional geography courses selected under advisement

Elective Courses

Five additional elective courses (15 semester hours) are selected from set groupings that will enable the student to take a course in one of each of the following specialties:

                                              Regional Geography

                                              Human Geography

                                              Environmental

                                              Planning

                                              Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Four additional geography courses (12 semester hours) are selected under advisement based on the student's interests.

For more information on this track, please contact Dr. Joan Welch.