Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography (Human Geography)

Bachelor of Science, 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
8 hours of life and physical science (beyond the Core Curriculum)8
Environmental Geography (one of the following)3-4
Weather and Climate 1
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Environmental Geography
Human Geography
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography3
Select two of the following:6
People, Place and the Envrnmt 2
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust 3
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia 3
Core of Concentration (select 6 of the following)18
Sustainable Development
Tourism Geography
Regional Geography:US & Canada
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Cultural Field Study
Geographic Techniques - Select one the following:3-4
Geo-Spatial Technology
Intro to Geographic Info Sys
Computer Cartography
Field Studies
Geographic Information Systems for Public Health
Applied Geographic Info Systms
Remote Sensing
Advanced Geography Electives3
Geography Electives3
Advanced Electives6
Minor 18
Total Hours120-122

Note: May need to use elective options to obtain 42 hours of required advanced credits.

First Year
Component Area II3Component Area III4ENGL 130213
Component Area IX1Component Area III4 
ENGL 130113HIST 130143 
GEOG 1401, 2320, 3301, or 234123-4MATH 13693 
HUMAN GEOG course33  
 13-14 14 3
Second Year
Component Area V3GEOG Techniques Course63-4 
Component Area III4Major Concentration Core Course3 
HIST 130243Minor Course3 
HUMAN GEOG Course33POLS 230653 
POLS 230553  
 16 12-13 
Third Year
Component Area IV3Component Area III4 
Component Area VIII3Component Area IX3 
GEOG 33503Major Concentration Core Course73 
Major Concentration Core Course73Minor Advanced Courses6 
Minor Course3  
 15 16 
Fourth Year
Electives4Advanced Electives6 
GEOG Advanced Elective3GEOG elective3 
Major Concentration Core Course76Major Concentration Core Course73 
Minor Advanced Course3Minor Advanced Course 3 
 16 15 
Total Hours: 120-122

Note: May need to use elective options to obtain 42 hours of required advanced credits.

Geographic Techniques Courses 6
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 4468Remote Sensing4
Core of Concentration Courses 7
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

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 BS 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.