Geography B.S. - Community and Environmental Planning

Bachelor of Science - Geography; Community & Environmental Planning Concentration

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 37-46

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.5

Catalog Year: 2020-21

General Education Requirements

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

Summary

Introduction to Geography

7

Regional Geography Course

3

Methods

10

Geographic Methods

Mathematics/Statistics

Upper-Division Geography

6

Capstone

1

Upper-Division Writing

3

Science Requirement

3-4

Community and Environmental Planning Concentration

13-20

Community and Environmental Planning Core

Community and Environmental Planning Methods

Community and Environmental Planning Electives

Total Hours

37-46


Introduction to Geography

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GPHY 111N

Intro to Physical Geography

3

GPHY 112N

Intro to Phys Geography Lab

1

GPHY 121S

Human Geography

3

Total Hours

7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Regional Geography Course

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Methods

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

Geographic Methods

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

3

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

3

Total Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Mathematics/Statistics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

STAT 216

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Geography

Rule: Complete two upper division Geography courses – one must be a Physical Geography Course (see below) or other course approved by Advisor. GPHY 385 and upper-division Regional courses are excluded. 6 total credits required.

Note: Only GPHY 323S,  GPHY 335, and GPHY 421, GPHY 432, and GPHY 433 count simultaneously toward Upper Division Geography and CEP electives.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following physical geography courses:

3

ERTH 303N

Weather and Climate

GPHY 311N

Biogeography

GPHY 314

Global Mountain Environments

GPHY 317

Geomorphology

Complete one additional 3-credit upper-division Geography Course (GPHY 385 and regional courses excluded)

3

Total Hours

6

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

GPHY 400

Geography Capstone

1

Total Hours

1

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 335

Water Policy

GPHY 433

Community Resilience

GPHY 499

Senior Thesis

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Science Requirement

Rule: Complete one of the following science courses. 3-4 total credits required. Science course must be approved by an advisor as appropriate to individual student's goals. Different science courses may be approved by the advisor.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

BIOB 160N

Principles of Living Systems

BIOE 172N

Introductory Ecology

BIOO 105N

Introduction to Botany

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHMY 141N

College Chemistry I

PHSX 205N

College Physics I

PHSX 215N

Fund of Physics w/Calc I

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Community and Environmental Planning Concentration

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

Community and Environmental Planning Core

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

GPHY 465

Planning Principles & Processes

GPHY 466

Environmental Planning

Total Hours

3

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.

Code

Title

Hours

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 Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Community and Environmental Planning Electives

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

  • GPHY 465

  • GPHY 466

  • GPHY 468/GPHY 469 - 4 cr

  • GPHY 486/GPHY 489 - 4 cr

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6

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 Hours

6

Minimum Required Grade: C-