Bachelor of Arts in Geography (BA)


This degree offers students a broad liberal arts education touching on all aspects of Geography. As part of this degree students need to meet the KU Core Requirements and/or requirements set by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. College requirements are the same as those for the Bachelor of General Studies degree, and require a minimum of 33 credit hours in Geography. Course work includes 18 hours of fundamentals courses and 15 additional hours selected from four topical groups: physical, human, techniques and regional.  Students taking the B.A. degrees should note that most Geography graduate programs require a statistics course, e.g., GEOG 316, and we highly recommend a basic course in GIS, e.g., GEOG 358.


 

College Requirements

Credit Hrs

First Year Writing

6

Quantitative Reasoning

3

Lab or Field Experience

Variable

Non-English Language Study

Variable

Geography Course Requirements

 

GEOG 104 Principles of Physical Geography (or GEOG 107)

3

GEOG 105 Introductory Laboratory in Physical Geography

2

GEOG 102 People, Place, and Society (or GEOG 103)

3

GEOG 111 Mapping Our Changing World (or GEOG 358 Principles of Geographic Information Sciences)

3

GEOG 311 Intro to Cartography and Geovisualization (or GEOG 316 Methods of Analyzing Geographical Data) 

4

GEOG 500 Senior Capstone in Geography 

3

15 additional credit hours selected from at least 3 of the 4 major categories (Physical Studies, Geographic Information Science, Human Studies, or Regional Studies):

 

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Hour and GPA Requirements

 

Total Credit Hours

> 124

CLAS Hours

> 99

Junior Senior Hours

> 45

KU Red Hours

> 30

CC Transfer Credits

< 64

Other KU Schools

< 25

Hrs Music Org

< 6

Hrs Phys Ed

< 4

Overall GPA

> 2.0

Geography GPA

> 2.0