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Geography BA - Earth Systems Science Concentration - Curricular Plan

(HEGIS: 22.06 GEOGRAPHY, CIP: 45.0701 Geography)

Department of Geography

105 Wilkeson Quad
Ellicott Complex
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14261

Dr. Chris P. S. Larsen
Chair

Dr. Jared Aldstadt
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Curricular Plan

A Curricular Plan provides a roadmap for completing this academic program and the UB Curriculum on time. Your actual plan may vary depending on point of entry to the university, course placement and/or waivers based on standardized test scores, earned alternative credit and/or college transfer credit.

All students are encouraged to use this plan in conjunction with other academic planning resources such as your academic advisor, the HUB Academic Advisement Report, My Planner and Path Finder tool.

In addition to following this course roadmap, all other admission and academic requirements of this major as listed in the Undergraduate Catalog must be met in order to successfully complete this degree.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
UB Seminar UBS 3
Pathway or ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric P or CL1 3 or 4
Pathway P 3
GEO 101LEC Earth Systems Science M/SLI1 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15 or 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
Pathway P 3
Pathway or ENG 105LEC Writing and Rhetoric P or CL1 3 or 4
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15 or 16

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
GEO 211LLB Univariate Statistics in Geo M 4
Pathway P 3
Pathway P 3
GEO 104LEC Environmental Science or GEO 106LEC Global Climate Change SLI2 or SLI2 3 or 3
GEO 105LAB Earth, Environ., & Climate Lab SLI2 1
Total Credits: 14
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
Pathway P 3
Diversity in the United States DIV 3
GEO 120LEC Maps: Earth From Above M 3
GEO 102LEC Intro to Human Geography or GEO 103LEC Global Econ Geographies M or M 3 or 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15

Junior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
Communication Literacy CL2 3
GEO 345LEC Water Resources or GEO 347LEC Climatic Geomorphology M or M 3 or 3
Non-dept req, major M 4
GIS Elective M 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 16
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
UBC 399 UB Capstone CAP 1
GEO 350LEC Field and Lab Techniques M 3
Non-dept req, major M 4
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 14

Senior Year

Fall Semester
Course Category Credit
Int'l Bus Elective M 3
URA Elective M 3
ESS Elective M 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15
Spring Semester
Course Category Credit
GEO 352LEC Introduction to Soils or GEO 356LEC Forest Ecology M or M 3 or 3
GEO 435LEC Conservation Biogeography or GEO 470LEC Integr Environment Mgmt M or M 3 or 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Elective E 3
Total Credits: 15
Total Credits Required for Degree:
120
Curricular Category Key
Category Description
M Course required for major (including pre-requisites needed for admission to major)
E Elective (course not required for major or UB Curriculum)
UB Curriculum
CAP UB Capstone
CL1/CL2 Communication Literacy (2 required)
DIV Diversity in the United States
MQR Math and Quantitative Reasoning
P Pathway Course (6 required: 3 Global, 3 Thematic)
SLI1/SLI2 Scientific Literacy and Inquiry (2 required)
UBS UB Seminar
Note: Some classes may count toward both a major (M) and UB Curriculum (UBC) requirement. Courses that count toward more than one requirement are indicated by a "/" (slash) in the category column, indicating which categories the course will satisfy.
 
Published: Oct 13, 2020 13:05:48