Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Human Geography)

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Geography (Human 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 Geography - select one of the following3-4
Weather and Climate 2
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Environmental Geography
Human Geography3
Cultural Geography
Select two of the following: 36
People, Place and the Envrnmt
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia
Core of Concentration - Select five of the following:15
Sustainable Development
Tourism Geography
Regional Geography:US & Canada
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Cultural Field Study
Geographic Techniques - Select one of the following:3-4
Geo-Spatial Technology
Intro to Geographic Info Sys
Computer Cartography
Field Studies
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
GIS Programming
Applied Geographic Info Systms
Remote Sensing
Advanced Geography Electives6
General Electives6
Advanced Electives 47
Minor (12 hours must be advanced)18
Total Hours120-122
First Year
Component Area II3Component Area III4ENGL 130213
Component Area IX1HIST 130133 
ENGL 130113MATH 13693 
GEOG 1401, 2320, 2341, or 33013-4WOLC 14114 
 13-14 14 3
Second Year
Component Area V3Component Area III4 
HIST 130233Minor Course3 
HUMAN GEOG Course23POLS 230643 
POLS 230543WOLC 231153 
WOLC 14124  
 16 13 
Third Year
GEOG Techniques Course73-4Component Area VIII3 
Major Concentration Core Courses66 Elective (Advanced)3 
Minor Course3GEOG 33503 
WOLC 231253Major Concentration Core63 
 Minor Course (Advanced)3 
 15-16 15 
Fourth Year
Advanced Electives84GEOG Advanced Elective3 
Advanced Geography Elective3General Electives3 
General Electives3Major Concentration Core63 
Major Concentration Core63Minor (advanced) courses86 
Minor Course (advanced)3  
 16 15 
Total Hours: 120-122
Human GEOG Concentration Core Courses 6
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
GEOG Techniques Courses 7
GEOG 2364Geo-Spatial Technology3
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys4
GEOG 3363Computer Cartography3
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4365Applied Geographic Info Systms3
GEOG 4367GIS Programming3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4

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

  • Understanding of social patterns, problems, forces.
  • Location and market analysis.
  • GIS & map design and analysis.
  • Land use analysis.
  • Technical writing.