COURSETITLES.H.
General Education Requirements
Core Competencies12
Mastering CLASS and YSU Orientation to the College and University
Writing 1
Writing 2
Communication Foundations
College Algebra
Quantitative Reasoning
Stat Lit and Crit Reasoning
Introductory Statistics
General Education Knowledge Domains
Some courses are categorized in more than one knowledge domain. Courses can only be used once within the General Education model.
Arts and Humanities6
Natural Sciences (2 courses, one must include a lab)7
Required of the major:
Physical Geography
Social Sciences6
World Geography
Human Geography
Social and Personal Awareness6
General Education Elective3
At least 21 s.h. of GEOG courses must be at the 3700-level or above. Grade of C or better is required. Courses cannot be taken CR/NC and cannot count towards both the major and minor.
Required Courses (6 s.h.):6
Physical Geography
Geography Capstone
Select one of the following courses (3 s.h.):3
World Geography
Human Geography
Select one of the following courses (3 s.h.):3
Map Use and Interpretation
Geospatial Foundations
Regional Geography - Select one course from the following (3 s.h.):3
Geography of South America
Geography of Middle America
Geography of Europe
Geography of the United States
Geography of Ohio
Topics in Regional Geography
International Area Study
Geography Skills - Select two of the following (6 s.h.):6
Introduction to Geographic Information Science
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Thematic Map Design and Symbolization
Field Methods in Geography
GIS Applications for the Social Sciences
GIS Applications for the Natural Sciences
Advanced Geographic Information Science
Advanced Remote Sensing
Global Positioning Systems and GIScience
3D Modeling and GIS
Select at least 12 s.h. of additional Geography electives (at least 9 s.h. must be 3700-level or higher.)
Total Hours Required for the Degree = 120

Suggested Minors Include: Environmental Science, Anthropology, Geoscience, Sociology, Political Science, History

BA in Geography with GIScience Certificate

Suggested 4-Year Semester Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
MATH 1510
College Algebra (Mathematics Requirement)
or Quantitative Reasoning
4
FNLG 1550 Elementary Foreign Language 4
LASS 1500 Mastering CLASS and YSU Orientation to the College and University 1
 Semester Hours15
Spring
GEOG 2626
World Geography
or Human Geography
3
GEOG 2610
Map Use and Interpretation
or Geospatial Foundations
3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
Arts and Humanities 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
GEOG 37XX-level Geography Regional course 3
Arts and Humanities 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Natural Science with Lab 15XX/26XX-level course 4
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
Geography Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Social Science 15XX/26XX course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
GEOG 3701 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 3
GEOG 3702 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
GEOG 4802 Advanced Remote Sensing 3
GE Elective 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Minor 37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
GEOG 4890 Geography Capstone 3
GIScience Certificate Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
GIScience Certificate Elective 37XX-level course 3
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 26XX/37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours122

BA in Geography Without GIScience Certificate

Suggested 4-Year Semester Plan

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
FallS.H.
GEOG 1503 Physical Geography 3
ENGL 1550 Writing 1 3
College Algebra  
FNLG 1550
Elementary Foreign Language
or Quantitative Reasoning
4
LASS 1500 Mastering CLASS and YSU Orientation to the College and University 1
 Semester Hours11
Spring
GEOG 2626
World Geography
or Human Geography
3
GEOG 2610
Map Use and Interpretation
or Geospatial Foundations
3
ENGL 1551 Writing 2 3
FNLG 2600 Intermediate Foreign Language 4
Arts and Humanities 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours16
Year 2
Fall
GEOG 37XX Geography Regional Course 3
Arts and Humanities 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Natural Science with Lab 15XX/26XX-level course 4
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours16
Spring
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
Geography Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Social and Personal Awareness 15XX/26XX-level course 3
GE Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 3
Fall
Geographic Skill 37XX/58XX course 3
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
CMST 1545 Communication Foundations 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 15XX/26XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Geographic Skill 37XX/58XX course 3
Geography Elective 37XX-level course 3
GE Elective 15XX/26XX-level course 3
Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Minor 37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Year 4
Fall
GEOG 4890 Geography Capstone 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Minor 37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
Spring
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 37XX-level course 3
Elective 26XX/37XX-level course 3
Minor 26XX/37XX-level course 3
 Semester Hours15
 Total Semester Hours118