Geography B.A. - Community and Environmental Planning

Bachelor of Arts - Geography; Community & Environmental Planning Concentration

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 43 - 56

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2019-2020

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Introduction to Geography7
Regional Geography Course3
Methods10
Geographic Methods
Mathematics/Statistics
Upper-Division Systematic Geography9
Physical Geography
Geography and Society
Human Environment Interaction
Capstone1
Upper-Division Writing3
Mathematics Requirement
Community and Environmental Planning Concentration13-20
Community and Environmental Planning Core
Community and Environmental Planning Methods
Community and Environmental Planning Electives
Total Hours46-53

Introduction to Geography

Complete all of the following courses:
GPHY 111NIntro to Physical Geography3
GPHY 112NIntro to Phys Geography Lab1
GPHY 121SHuman Geography3
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Regional Geography Course

Complete one of the following courses:3
GPHY 141S
Geography of World Regions
GPHY 144
Glacier National Park in Winter
GPHY 241
Montana
GPHY 243
Africa
GPHY 245X
The Middle East
GPHY 342
North America
GPHY 344
Crown of the Continent
GPHY 347
Regional Geography (Multiple Regions)
GPHY 348
Field Studies in Geography
GPHY 444
High Asia
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Methods

Rule: Complete all of the following subcategories. 10 total credits required.

Geographic Methods

Complete all of the following courses:
GPHY 284Intro to GIS and Cartography3
GPHY 385Field Techniques3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics/Statistics

Complete the following course:
STAT 2164
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Systematic Geography

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 9 total credits required.

Physical Geography

Complete one of the following courses:3
ERTH 303N
Weather and Climate
GPHY 311N
Biogeography
GPHY 314
Global Mountain Environments
GPHY 317
Geomorphology
GPHY 438
Mountain Field Study
GPHY 525
Advanced Physical Geography
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Geography and Society

Note: GPHY 323S and GPHY 421 count simultaneously toward Upper Division Systematic Geography and CEP electives.

Complete one of the following courses:3
GPHY 323S
Economic Geography of Rural Areas
GPHY 421
Sustainable Cities
GPHY 434
Food and Famine
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Human Environment Interaction

Note: GPHY 335, GPHY 432, and GPHY 433 count simultaneously toward Upper Division Systematic Geography and CEP electives.

Complete one of the following courses:3
GPHY 335
Water Policy
GPHY 338
Mountains and Society
GPHY 432
Human Role Environmental Change
GPHY 433
Community Resilience
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Capstone

Note: Seniors must enroll in GPHY 400 in fall, attend GPHY 500 in fall, and complete course requirements in final semester.

Complete the following course:
GPHY 400Geography Capstone1
Total Hours1

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Writing

Note: GPHY 335 or GPHY 433 will also count toward the upper-division core requirements and CEP Electives.

Complete one of the following courses:3
GPHY 335
Water Policy
GPHY 433
Community Resilience
GPHY 499
Senior Thesis
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Mathematics Requirement

Note: Students are encouraged to take M 115. Students who successfully complete M 122, M 171, or M 172 also meet the degree specific Mathematics requirement.

Complete one of the following courses:3
M 115
Probability and Linear Mathematics
M 121
College Algebra
M 151
Precalculus
M 162
Applied Calculus
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Community and Environmental Planning Concentration

Rule: Complete the following subcategories. 13-20 total credits required.

Community and Environmental Planning Core

Complete all of the following courses:
GPHY 465Planning Principles & Processes3
GPHY 466Environmental Planning3
Total Hours6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Community and Environmental Planning Methods

Note: GPHY 468 must be taken together with GPHY 469. GPHY 486 must be taken together with GPHY 489.

Complete one of the following courses:4
GPHY 468
& GPHY 469
Community & Regional Analysis
and Planning & Analysis Laboratory
GPHY 486
& GPHY 489
Transport, Planning & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Community and Environmental Planning Electives

Note: If not previously taken to fulfill CEP Methods, the following courses can be selected as electives:

  • GPHY 468/GPHY 469 - 4 cr
  • GPHY 486/GPHY 489 - 4 cr

Other courses can count towards CEP electives.

  • GPHY 323S and GPHY 421 can be used to satisfy upper division requirements in 'Geography and Society.'
  • GPHY 335, GPHY 432, and GPHY 433 can be used to satisfy upper division requirements in 'Human Environment Interaction.'
Complete three of the following courses:9
GPHY 323S
Economic Geography of Rural Areas
GPHY 335
Water Policy
GPHY 421
Sustainable Cities
GPHY 432
Human Role Environmental Change
GPHY 433
Community Resilience
Total Hours9

Minimum Required Grade: C-