Missouri State University

Office of the Registrar

Undergraduate Catalog

2014-15 first edition, July 2014

Geography

Major(s)

Geography (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Arts
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (35-36 hours) 
    1. GRY 100(3), 142(4), 363(4), 367(3), 498(1)
    2. Complete one of the following: GRY 300(3), 305(3)
    3. Complete one of the following field-studies courses: GRY 301(3), 353(2), 470(2)
    4. Related requirement (3 hours): AGR 330(3) or MTH 340(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or REC 328(3) or SOC 302(3)
    5. Complete 12 additional hours with GRY, GEO, or PLN prefix.
    6. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GRY 498(1) and GRY 301(3) or 353(2) or 470(2).

  3. Minor Required  (or second major)
  4. Specific Requirements for Bachelor of Arts Degree - see Specific Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements section of catalog
  5. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Geography (Non-Comprehensive)

Bachelor of Science
  1. General Education Requirements - see General Education Program and Requirements section of catalog
  2. Major Requirements (38-44 hours)
    1. Core Requirements (15 hours): GRY 100(3), 142(4), 363(4), 367(3), 498(1)
    2. Related Requirement (3 hours): AGR 330(3) or MTH 340(3) or PSY 200(3) or QBA 237(3) or REC 328(3) or SOC 302(3)
    3. Public Affairs Capstone Experience will be fulfilled by completion of GRY 498(1) and either GRY 301(3) or 353(2) or 470(2). Course may also be used to satisfy option requirement.

    4. Complete one of the following options:
      1. Cultural and Regional Geography (20-21 hours)
        1. Complete one of the following: GRY 300(3), 305(3)
        2. Complete one of the following: GRY 320(3), 321(3), 322(3), 323(3)
        3. Complete one of the following field-studies courses: GRY 301(3), 353(2), 470(2)
        4. Complete 12 additional hours with GRY, GEO or PLN prefix
      2. Environmental and Natural Resources (24-25 hours)
        1. GRY 135(4), 348(3), 351(3), 535(3); GEO 561(3)
        2. Complete one of the following: GRY 300(3), 305(3), 320(3), 321(3), 322(3), 323(3)
        3. Complete one of the following field-studies courses: GRY 301(3), 353(2), 470(2); GLG 360(2) 
        4. Complete 3 additional hours with GRY, GEO, or PLN prefix
        5. Recommended supplementary courses: CHM 116(4) and 117(1), or CHM 160(4); AGN 215(3); BIO 122(4); GRY 597(1-5).  Students should select a minor in science, mathematics, agriculture, or an approved personalized minor. 
      3. Geotourism (26 hours)
        1. GRY 108(3), 308(3), 310(3), 328(3), 410(3), 470(2), 510(3); HRA 340(3)  
        2. Complete a minimum of 3 hours from the following: GLG 171(3); GRY 301(3), 305(3), 318(3), 320(3), 321(3), 322(3), 323(3), 353(2), 399(1-3); PLN 100(3), 372(3), 573(3), 574(3), 599(1-3) 
        3. Recommended supplementary courses: any additional courses in subsection 2 or 3, plus any of the following: AGP 121(2);  ART 271(3); HRA 210(3), 428(3), 430(3); JRN 270(3); MKT 150(3); PHI 302(3); PLS 232(3); REC 152(3), 303(3); THE 101(3) 
  3. Minor Required (or second major)
  4. General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements - see General Baccalaureate Degree Requirements section of catalog

Minor(s)

Geography

Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Education
(Non-Certifiable)
  1. GRY 100(3), 142(4), 363(4)
  2. Additional upper division electives in GRY, GEO, or PLN to total at least 17 hours.

Accelerated master's degree in geospatial sciences in geography and geology

Eligible Missouri State University undergraduate majors in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, and Planning may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Geospatial Sciences program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option allows students with advanced course work in Geography, Geospatial Sciences, Geology, or Planning to complete a master's degree in three full semesters and one summer semester. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form.  This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester. 

Accelerated Master of Natural and Applied Science

Eligible Missouri State undergraduate students in a major in the College of Natural and Applied Sciences may apply for preliminary acceptance into the Master of Natural and Applied Science program after admission requirements for the accelerated master's option have been satisfied. If accepted, a maximum of 12 credit hours from approved graduate-level courses may be counted toward both the graduate and undergraduate degrees (Mixed Credit). This option offers an opportunity for CNAS majors whose goals, academic capabilities, and career planning include graduate work, to complete the requirements for the master’s degree in less time than would otherwise be possible. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more information.

For courses to be designated as Mixed Credit, the graduate advisor, undergraduate department head, and Graduate College dean must approve by signing the Permission for Mixed Credit form. This form must be provided to the Office of the Registrar in Carrington Hall 320 no later than the end of the Change of Schedule Period for the semester.