4-Year Plan, Major: LG10 - BA, Geography
Catalog Term: Fall 2012
General Education Requirement     College Requirement     Major Requirement
Year One - Fall Semester
CMM103 Fund Speech-Communication (Communication)3 hrs
ENG101 English Composition I (or equivalent) (Composition)3 hrs
FYS100 First Yr Sem Critical Thinking (FYS 100)3 hrs
MTH 121 or higher (Mathematics)3 hrs
GEO 100 (triplecounts as major, Core II Social Science and International)3 hrs
Year One - Spring Semester
ENG102 English Composition II (or equivalent) (Composition)3 hrs
ART 112 or MUS 142 or THE 112 (Fine Arts)3 hrs
(CT Designated Course)3 hrs
Literature (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
GEO 101 (doublecounts as major and Core II Nat or Phys Science)4 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:16 hours
Year Two - Fall Semester
(see official list for options) (Humanities)3 hrs
GEO 317 (doublecounts as major and COLA Social Science)3 hrs
Foreign Language 1013 hrs
Free elective3 hrs
Social Science (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
Year Two - Spring Semester
(see official list for options) (Writing Intensive)3 hrs
Free elective3 hrs
Foreign Language 1023 hrs
Literature (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
GEO elective3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:15 hours
Year Three - Fall Semester
GEO elective3 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
300/400 Multicultural (see official list for options)3 hrs
300/400 International (see official list for options)3 hrs
Foreign Language 2033 hrs
Year Three - Spring Semester
GEO426 Principles of GIS4 hrs
300/400 Writing Intensive (see official list for options) (Writing Intensive)3 hrs
300/400 Social Science (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 GEO elective3 hrs
Foreign Language 2043 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:16 hours
Year Four - Fall Semester
GEO440 Quant Meth in GEO3 hrs
GEO 420 (Capstone - 2 credits)2 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
Nat or Phys Science (see COLA guidelines for options)4 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
Year Four - Spring Semester
GEO 420 (Capstone - 1 credit)1 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
300/400 GEO elective3 hrs
300/400 Free elective3 hrs
300/400 Humanities (see COLA guidelines for options)3 hrs
300/400 GEO elective3 hrs
Recommended Hours:15 hours Recommended Hours:16 hours
 
Other Requirements:
Minimum Number of Hours to Graduate:120. Will vary by major.
Minimum GPA to Graduate:2.0 overall, Marshall, and major GPA.
Other:
Geography majors must earn a C or better in their Geography coursework if those hours are to count toward graduation. B.A. and B.S. in Geography have the same major requirements. Consult your departmental advisor on requirements for each and which major is appropriate for your specific career choices. This is just one possible example of how a student may graduate in eight semesters. Variations on when specific courses are offered, whether a student needs pre-college courses to qualify for college level Math and English, withdrawing from or failing courses, taking summer courses, and/or changing majors all will affect the four year plan. The total number of free electives will depend on the amount of double and triple counting of requirements. See course attributes each semester for courses that meet multiple requirements. Questions about requirements should be directed to the College of Liberal Arts (304-696-2350). Core II and COLA requirements may not be double counted. Forty-eight credit hours (sixteen 3-hour courses) must be at the 300/400 level. Students must earn a C or better in ENG 102 and all foreign language courses