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Bachelor of Arts in Geography and Environment

All Geography, Environment, & Planning BA concentrations share the same Foundational, Breadth, and Professional Preparation courses. See the tables below for specific requirements. For questions and further information, consult with your faculty advisor. 

Foundation Courses

Environmental Systems (Choose one course from each category) Units GE
GEP 201 Global Environmental Systems 3 B1
Applied Quantitative Analysis Units GE
GEP 202 Quantitative Methods 4  
Society, Environment, and Development Units GE
GEP 203 Human Geography 3 D2
GEP 205 World Regional 3 D5
GEP 206 Society, Environment, and Sustainable Development 3 E

 

Breadth Courses

Environmental Systems (Choose one course from each category) Units GE
GEP 340 Applied Ecology 3-4  
GEP 351 Natural Hazards 3 B
GEP 355 Weather and Climate 3 B
Geospatial Analysis Units GE
GEP 387 Introduction to GIS 4  
Society, Environment, and Development Units GE
GEP 320 Geopolitics 4  
GEP 330 Environmental HIstory 3-4  
GEP 324 Climate Change & Society 4  
Sustainable Communities Units GE
GEP 360 Introduction to Planning 3  

 

Professional Preparation

Professional Prep + Capstone Project Units GE
GEP 310 Professional Development (Required) 2  
GEP 490 Capstone Project Methods (Fall) (Required) 2-3  
GEP 491 Capstone Project (Spring) (Required) 3-4  

 

Practical Experiences

Choose courses in consultation with your advisor. Units GE
GEP 312 Professional Conferences 1-2  
GEP 313 Field Experience 1-2  
GEP 314 Field Experience Abroad 2-3  
GEP 317 Internship 1-4  
GEP 418 Lab Assistant in GEP 2  
GEP 419 Teaching Assistant in GEP 1-2  

 

Courses required for the major must be taken for a traditional letter grade, except for courses that are offered CR/NC only. Students must earn a C- or better in any course applied to the major.

Note: The information here is for students in the current Major program (2019-2020 Catalog). Students graduating in the older program should see a pre-2019 SSU Catalog and be sure to consult with an adivisor.