Geography

Bachelor of Science

Plymouth State University’s programs in Geography and Environmental Planning offer many ways to study the relationships between people and their environment.

A BS in Geography lets you explore the technical, physical and cultural realms of the discipline through a combination of classroom work and field experiences.

DescriptionDegree Requirements

The Geography program at Plymouth State University prepares students for careers in geographic information systems, computerized cartography, environmental planning and consulting, education, the military or foreign service, or for advanced work at the graduate level. Geography bridges the natural and human worlds, focusing on interrelationships between physical and cultural landscapes. It is the study of the way that people interact with their environment; it applies analytic techniques to the solution of ecological, economic, and social problems. Geography majors learn to evaluate landforming processes, to perform spatial analysis, to employ field-based research techniques, to interpret maps, aerial photographs and remotely sensed images, to understand foreign regions, and to design and implement geographic information systems and to produce computer generated maps.

Degree Requirements

Credits

GE 2001 Physical Geography 3
GE 2002 Human Geography 3
GE 2090 Computer Mapping (TECO) 3
GE 3270 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
Human Geography (Group 1) – complete two of the following: 6
GE 3030 Urban Geography
GE 4120 Topics in Human Geography
TMP 2750 Introduction to Travel and Tourism (GACO)
Physical Geography (Group 2) – complete two of the following: 6-8
BI 3240 Conservation (DICO) (GACO) (INCO)
GE 3260 The Physical Geography of National Parks
GE 3300 Introduction to Hydrology
GE 3310 Landform Analysis
GE 4130 Topics in Physical Geography
MT 2110 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences and
MT 2230 Introduction to Meteorological Analysis
MT 2800 Climatology (GACO)
Regional Geography (Group 3) – complete two of the following: 3
GE 4110 Topics in Regional Geography GACO, WRCO Even Falls/Odd Springs
Techniques (Group 4) – complete two of the following: 6-7
CM 3090, EPL 2100, EPL 3100,
EPL 4150, GE 3350, GE 4140, GE 4270,
GE 4280, SO 3400, SO 3480
Geography Major Electives 3000/4000 level: – complete five of the following 15
 Any course from Groups 1-4 not used to meet Group reqs
 Any course from Groups 1-4 not used to meet Group reqs
GE 3970 Internship (maximum of 3 credits)
GE 4150 Topics in Geography
GE 4910 Independent Study
Quantitative Reasoning in Discipline Connection – complete one of the following: 3
MA 2300 Statistics I QRCO
SS 3700 Social Statistics QRCO
EN 1200 Composition 3
IS 1111 The First Year Seminar  transfers entering with 24+ credits are excused from IS 1111) 3
MA Mathematics Foundations 3
CTDI Creative Thought Direction 3
CTDI Creative Thought Direction 3
PPDI Past and Present Direction 3
PPDI Past and Present Direction 3
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Direction 3-4
SIDI Scientific Inquiry Direction 3-4
SSDI Self and Society Direction 3
SSDI Self and Society Direction 3
DICO Diversity Connection 3
INCO Integration Connection 3
WECO Wellness Connection 3
Electives 27-22

Tourism, Environment, and Sustainable Development