Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Environmental Geography)

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Environmental Geography)
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
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)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
WOLC 1411
WOLC 1412
Beginning Foreign Language I
and Beginning Foreign Language II
WOLC 2311
WOLC 2312
Intermediate Foreign Language
and Intermed Foreign Language II 1
Environmental Geography10
Weather and Climate 2
Environmental Geography
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Human Geography - Select one of the following: 33
People, Place and the Envrnmt
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia
Core of Concentration - Select three of the following:9-10
Sustainable Development
Hydrology and Water Resources
Conservation of Natural Res
Geographical Techniques - Select one of the following:3-4
Intro to Geographic Info Sys
Field Studies
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Applied Geographic Info Systms
Remote Sensing
Advanced Human Geography -Select two of the following:6
Cultural Geography
Tourism Geography
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Advanced Geography Electives 46
Minor (required)18
Advanced Electives6
Total Hours120-122
First Year
Component Area VIII3Component Area III4ENGL 130213
Component Area II3HIST 130143 
ENGL 130113MATH 13693 
GEOG 140124WOLC 14114 
Human GEOG Course33  
 16 14 3
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area IX1 
GEOG 2341 OR 23203GEOG Techniques Course63-4 
HIST 130243Minor Course3 
POLS 230553POLS 230653 
WOLC 14124WOLC 231173 
 16 13-14 
Third Year
GEOG 33013Component Area III4 
GEOG Concentration Core Course93GEOG Concentration Core96-7 
Minor Course3Advanced GEOG elective3 
WOLC 231283Advanced Minor Course3 
 12 16-17 
Fourth Year
Component Area IV3Component Area IX3 
Advanced Elective106GEOG Advanced Human Geography116 
Advanced Minor Course 6Advanced Geography Elective3 
 Advanced Minor 3 
 15 15 
Total Hours: 120-122

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 (Environmental Geography)is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • Ability to understand environmental patterns, problems, forces.
  • Ability to understand, identify, and synthesize environmental & population data and produce it into map form.
  • GIS & map design and analysis.
  • Land use analysis.
  • Technical writing.