B.A. in Geography (124 credits) Sample Four-Year Curriculum


Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEO 101 (World Human Geography) 3 GEO 102 (Globalization and Development) 3
MET 103 (Meteorology) 4 GEO 104 (Geomorphology) 4
CORE 110 (Freshman Core) 5 CORE 115 (Freshman Core) 5
FL 101 (Foreign Language) 4 FL 102 (Foreign Language) 4
Credits: 16 Credits: 16



Sophomore Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEO 215 (G.I.S.) 3 GEO 200 (Amer. Ethnic Geo.) 3
ENGL 200 (Literary Studies) 4 GEO 260 (Environmental Conservation) 3
THEO 2-- (Theology Level II) 3 BIO 125 (Biotechnology) 4
POLI SCI/ECON/SOC 3 HIST/PHIL 3
PHY ED 101-105 1 Elective 3
Credits: 14 Credits: 16



Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEO 320 (Urban Geography) 3 GEO 490 (Topics: Env. Management) 3
GEO 415 (Advanced G.I.S.) 3 GEO 385 (Field Study) 3
MATH 120 (Mathematical Ideas) 4 PHY ED 101-105 1
THEO 3-- (Theology Level III) 3 ART 101 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
    Elective 3
Credits: 16 Credits: 16



Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester
GEO 311 (Latin America) 3 GEO 225 (Cartography) 3
GEO 470 (Political Geography) 4 GEO 486 (Internship) 3
Elective 3 INTS 400 (Integrative Studies) 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Elective 3 Elective 3
Credits: 15 Credits: 15
 


This sample four-year curriculum is just one possible plan for a student majoring in geography. You need not take the particular selection of geography courses shown here. You may, in fact, take these and/or several others. Also, the slots shown as electives represent courses for your minor or second major in addition to truly elective courses. You may also choose to pursue your foreign language training beyond a second semester or to spend a semester abroad/off campus at one of VU's foreign study centers or on the Chicago Urban Semester. To put is simply, a great many options exist, and there may be no "typical" four-year plan.