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2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog 
    
2021-2022 University of Wyoming Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography, B.S.


In addition to course work required by the university and the college, majors must complete 40 hours of program requirements, all of which must be completed with a grade of C or above, of which at least 15 credits will be 3000-40000 level Geography courses. All Geography degree students will complete a topical language requirement. Students completing a B.S. degree will need to complete two semesters of a computational or science language (computer programming language, mathematical language or science courses are acceptable) and one additional mathematical, statistical, or science class above the USP Q or PN requirement. Required courses (14 credit hours) include GEOG 1000 GEOG 1010 GEOG 1020 , and GEOG 2150 . In addition, students are required to complete 26 credit hours distributed over three of four content areas (Human Geography, Physical Geography, Geographic Information Science, and Natural Resource Management) with a minimum of one course in three different content area (to demonstrate breadth) and at least two courses in two content areas (to demonstrate depth). Students must declare to their academic advisor their preference of degrees prior to graduation. Students in the B.S. program must complete the following:

Content Areas


26 hours distributed among a minimum of three of the following areas with at least two courses in each of two areas:

  • Human geography
  • Physical geography
  • Geographic information science
  • Natural resource management
  • Planning

Courses used to meet program requirements must be approved by the faculty advisor. The remaining credit hours needed for completion of the B.S. are elective credits (approximately 13-15).

B.S. Suggested Program of Study


Freshman Year: Fall


Total: 16 Hours


Freshman Year: Spring


Total: 14 Hours


Sophomore Year: Fall


Total: 16 Hours


Sophomore Year: Spring


Total: 16 Hours


Junior Year: Fall


Total: 15 Hours


Junior Year: Spring


  • Upper Division GEOG Content Area Course Credits: 3 (GEOG 3480  recommended)
  • Upper Division GEOG Content Area Course Credits: 3
  • Electives Credits: 9

Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year: Fall


  • USP Communication III Credits: 3
  • Upper Division GEOG Content Area Course Credits: 3 (GEOG 4051  recommneded)
  • Upper Division GEOG Content Area Course Credits: 3
  • Upper Division Electives Credits: 6

Total: 15 Hours


Senior Year: Spring


  • Upper Division GEOG Content Area Courses Credits: 9
  • Upper Division Electives Credits: 6

Total: 15 Hours


Total Credits: 122 Hours


* USP Human Culture: A single language must be taken for two semesters to fulfill the eight hour foreign language requirement for the program. Students taking American Sign Language to fulfill the language requirement of the major will have to take other courses to fulfill the USP H requirements.

Can substitute computer programming but it does not fulfill the USP H requirement; consult with an academic advisor.