Bachelor of Arts, Major Geography (Environment, Culture, and Development)

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Environment, Culture, and Development)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communications)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences) 43
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics 13
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
WOLC 1411
WOLC 1412
Beginning Foreign Language I
and Beginning Foreign Language II
8
WOLC 2311
WOLC 2312
Intermediate Foreign Language
and Intermed Foreign Language II 3
6
Major: Foundation
GEOG 1401Weather and Climate 24
Introduction or Regional Geography-Select one of the following:3
People, Place and the Envrnmt 4
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust 3
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia 3
Regional Geography:US & Canada (Can only be taken once)
Physical Geography-Select one of the following:3
Physical Geography
Physical Geology 2
Geologic & Environmental Hazards 2
GEOG 3301Environmental Geography (Advanced Environment Core)3
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography (Advanced Human Core)3
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys (GIS Core)4
Environment, Culture, and Development Concentration
Select four of the following Human Geography courses:12
Sustainable Development
Tourism Geography
Regional Geography:US & Canada (Can only be taken once)
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Cultural Field Study
Select three of the following Physical/Environment Geography Courses:9
Sustainability & Environment
Hydrology and Water Resources
Conservation of Natural Res
Field Studies
Geomorphology
Select one of the following Advanced Geo-Spatial Technique Courses:3
Computer Cartography
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Applied Geographic Info Systms
Remote Sensing
Major: Prescribed Electives
Advanced GEOG Elective 53
GEOG Elective 3
Minor: Required 6,718
Total Hours120
1

MATH 1342 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics). 

2

GEOG 1401, GEOL 1403, or GEOL 1405 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science). 

3

GEOG 2355, GEOG 2356, WOLC 2311, or WOLC 2312 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture). 

4

GEOG 1300 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

5

Additional GEOG Electives may be necessary depending on student course selection with Core Curriculum overlap. 

6

12 semester credit hours of the minor should be used to meet the 42 advanced hours requirement. 

7

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area III13Component Area III4
Component Area IX1ENGL 130223
ENGL 130123HIST 130143
GEOG 140134POLS 230553
WOLC 14114Introduction to Regional Geography 63
 15 16
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area V3GEOG 2341, GEOL 1403, or GEOL 14053
HIST 130243GEOG 33013
MATH 1342 or STAT 33793GEOG 33503
POLS 230653Minor7,83
WOLC 14124WOLC 23113
 16 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Component Area VIII93Advanced Geo-Spatial Technique Course113
Component Area IX3Human Geography 126
GEOG 24644Minor Advanced7,83
Minor 7,83Physical and Environmental Geography 133
WOLC 2312103 
 16 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Human Geography 123Advanced GEOG 143
Minor Advanced7,86Minor Advanced7,83
Physical and Environmental Geography 133GEOG Elective 3
 Human Geography 123
 Physical and Environmental Geography 133
 12 15
Total Hours: 120
1

MATH 1342 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area II (Mathematics). 

2

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area I (Communication).

3

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area III (Life and Physical Science).

4

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VI (U.S. History).

5

Satisfies Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VII (Political Science/Government).

6

Select one from the Introduction or Regional Geography Course list below. 

7

12 semester credit hours of the minor should be used to meet the 42 advanced hours requirement. 

8

All minors can be paired with this degree program.

9

GEOG 1300 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences). 

10

GEOG 2355, GEOG 2356, WOLC 2311, or WOLC 2312 satisfies the Core Curriculum requirement for Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture). 

11

Select one from the below Advanced Geo-Spatial Technique course list .  

12

Select one from the below Human Geography course list. 

13

Select one from the below Physical/Environmental course list. 

14

Additional GEOG electives may be necessary depending on student course selection with Core Curriculum overlap. 

Introduction of Regional Geography Courses 6
GEOG 1300People, Place and the Envrnmt 83
GEOG 2355World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust3
GEOG 2356Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia3
GEOG 3359Regional Geography:US & Canada3
Advanced Geo-Spatial Technique Courses 11
GEOG 3363Computer Cartography3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4365Applied Geographic Info Systms3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
Human Geography Courses 12
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 3352Tourism Geography3
GEOG 3359Regional Geography:US & Canada3
GEOG 4351Economic Geography3
GEOG 4356Urban Geography3
GEOG 4357Population Geography3
GEOG 4359Transportation Geography3
GEOG 4360Cultural Field Study3
Physical/Environment Geography Courses 13
GEOG 3320Sustainability & Environment3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4
GEOG 4333Field Studies3

Notes

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum overall GPA in all coursework. 

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum overall major GPA in all major coursework.

Students must earn a 2.0 minimum SHSU GPA in all coursework.

Students must meet a 2.0 minimum SHSU major GPA in all major coursework.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BA in Geography (Environment, Culture, and Development) is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Use the scientific method to address environmental and human problems.
  • Think critically and problem solve.
  • Use statistics to evaluate hypotheses.
  •  Communicate and engage with technical writing.
  • Gather, manage, analyze and interpret spatially-referenced data.
  • Work with maps, spatially-referenced databases, and a range of geospatial technologies.
  • Apply knowledge and awareness of ecosystems and cultural environments in order to address a range of environmental and social issues.