Feb 06, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

Geography, B.S. General Track


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Advisement for the major is available from the Geography and Geosciences  Department

Geography, B.S. General Track Curriculum Guide  (Suggested 4-Year Plan of Study)

While geography majors must satisfy departmental requirements, they are also encouraged to develop a program suitable to their individual needs. The department has six designated tracks: general geography, climatology, meteorology, physical geography, geographic information science, and human geography. Each track is designed to provide flexible, yet directed preparation toward specific employment opportunities as well as appropriate background for related graduate work. Students seeking guidance about the tracks, graduate study or career programs should see a departmental advisor.

The General Geography Track is designed for students who wish to complete a traditional liberal arts major in geography. This track provides maximum flexibility in developing an individualized program, in consultation with a faculty advisor. The track requirements include:

  • A minimum of 15 hours, of which at least 12 hours must be at the 300/400 level and must include at least six hours in human and/or physical geography and/or geology courses at the 300/400 level.

  • 12 hours must be coursework not used to satisfy requirements for another major.

  • No more than one field course (GEOG 389  or GEOG 399 ) may count toward the 15 hours.

  • All courses applied to the geography major must be completed with grades of C or better.

  • The Department of Geography and Geosciences recommends that the lower division core courses (GEOG 201 , GEOG 204 , GEOG 219  and GEOL 103 ) be completed prior to GEOG 414 .

  • Transfer students must complete a minimum of 15 semester hours with grades of C or better in geography at Salisbury University, at least 12 semester hours of which must be at the 300/400 level.

Checklist

This checklist is an unofficial tool for planning. Matriculated students and advisors should consult the Academic Requirements Report in GullNet before and after registering for classes each semester to track academic progress.

University Undergraduate Major Policies


  • Refer to the program page for this major and the Courses  section of this catalog for approved prerequisites and General Education courses.
  • Requirements may not equal 120 credit hours. Students must register for additional electives to complete 120 credits required for graduation.
  • All graduates must have a minimum of 30 credits of 300/400-level courses with C grade or above; at least 15 of those credits must be taken at SU.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 for graduation.
  • Students must complete at least 30 credit hours by direct classroom instruction and/or laboratory experience.
  • Students must take 30 of the last 37 credit hours at SU.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to satisfy graduation requirements. Please refer to the program page of this catalog for detailed major requirements.
  • Students must apply online for graduation by November 15 for May and by May 15 for December.

General Education Requirements


Please Note: Check Major Requirements section below for a list of General Education requirements that are fulfilled by the major.

Group I: English Composition and Literature (2 Courses)


A. C or Better in One of the Following


B. Select One Course From:


Literature course (from either ENGL or MDFL Depts.) 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group II: History (2 Courses)


A. Select One Course From:


B. Select One Course From:


Group III: Humanities and Social Sciences (3 Courses)


A. Select One Course from One of the Following 7 Areas:


B. Select One Course from One of the Following 10 Areas:


C. Select One Course from Either Group IIIA or IIIB (Course must be from a different area than previously selected)


Group IV: Natural Science, Math and Computer Science (4 courses)


A. Select Courses with Laboratories from at Least Two of the Following Four Areas:


BIOL, CHEM, GEOL or Physical GEOG, PHYS 4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

  • Course:

B. Select One Course (Need Not be a Lab) from One of the Following Areas:


C. Select One Course From:


MATH 3-4 Hour(s) Credit:

  • Course:

Group V: Health Fitness (1 Course)


Major Requirements


General Education Requirements Fulfilled by Major


IIIB (Social Science), IVA (Lab Science), IVB (Non Lab Science), IVC (Mathematics)

Track Requirements (5 Courses)


Complete a minimum of 15 hours, of which at least 12 must be at the 300/400 level, including 6 hours in human and/or physical geography courses at the 300/400 level. 12 hours must be coursework not used to satisfy requirements for another major. No more than 1 field course (GEOG 389  or GEOG 399 ) may count toward the 15 hours:

  • GEOG/GEOL Course 3 Hour(s) Credit
  • GEOG/GEOL (300/400 level) Course 3 Hour(s) Credit
  • GEOG/GEOL (300/400 level) Course 3 Hour(s) Credit
  • GEOG/GEOL* (300/400 level) Course 3 Hour(s) Credit
  • GEOG/GEOL* (300/400 level) Course 3 Hour(s) Credit

* Choose from: GEOG 301 GEOG 302 , GEOG 303  , GEOG 308 GEOG 309 GEOG 310 GEOG 311 GEOG 312 , GEOG 314  , GEOG 316 GEOG 325 GEOG 327 GEOG 328 , GEOG 333  , GEOG 363  , GEOG 389  or GEOG 399 GEOG 401 GEOG 402 GEOG 403 GEOG 404 GEOG 406 GEOG 408 , GEOG 409  , GEOG 410 GEOG 411 GEOG 412 GEOG 413 GEOG 416 GEOG 417 , GEOG 418  , GEOL 306  , GEOL 313  , GEOL 322 GEOL 336  , GEOL 405 , GEOL 407  , GEOL 420  , and URPL 308  .

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