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

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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
WOLC 2311
WOLC 2312
Intermediate Foreign Language
and Intermed Foreign Language II 3
Geography Major
Geography Core
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
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
Advanced GEOG Elective 53
GEOG Elective 3
Minor 618
Total Hours120
First Year
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
Component Area V3GEOG 2341, GEOL 1403, or GEOL 14053
HIST 130243GEOG 33013
MATH 1342 or STAT 33793GEOG 33503
POLS 230653Minor Course 73
WOLC 14124WOLC 23113
 16 15
Third Year
Component Area VIII83Advanced Geo-Spatial Technique Course103
Component Area IX3Advanced Minor Course 73
GEOG 24644Human Geography 116
Minor Course 73Physical and Environmental Geography 123
WOLC 231293 
 16 15
Fourth Year
Advanced Minor 76Advanced Minor 73
Human Geography 113Advanced GEOG 133
Physical and Environmental Geography 123GEOG Elective 3
 Human Geography 113
 Physical and Environmental Geography 123
 12 15
Total Hours: 120
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 10
GEOG 3363Computer Cartography3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4365Applied Geographic Info Systms3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
Human Geography Courses 11
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 12
GEOG 2320Sustainability & Environment3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4
GEOG 4333Field Studies3

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 (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.