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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Geography BA, BS

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/geography/programs/undergraduate/major.html

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Bulletins page.

Standard Major Option

Required for Major (Core, 14 cr)

  • GEOG 101 – Introductory Physical Geography (3)
  • GEOG 103 – Introductory Cultural Geography (3)
  • GEOG 340 – United States (3)
  • GEOG 370 – Cartographic Techniques (4)
  • GEOG 401 – Colloquium (1)

Required for Major (Electives, 18 cr)

Choose one cultural-systematic course from the following

  • GEOG 425 – Economic Geography (3)
  • GEOG 435 – Urban Geography (3)
  • GEOG 437 – Political Geography (3)
  • GEOG 438 – Social Geography (3)

Choose one physical course from the following

  • GEOG 217 – Weather (3)
  • GEOG 218 – Weather Lab (1)
  • GEOG 313 – Natural Disasters (4)
  • GEOG 315 – Geomorphology (3)
  • GEOG 410 – Climatic Environments (3)
  • GEOG 414 – Biogeography (3)
  • GEOG 420 – Conservation of Natural Resources (3)

Choose one foreign regional course from the following

  • GEOG 445 – Latin America (3)
  • GEOG 446 – Canada (3)
  • GEOG 450 – Europe (3)
  • GEOG 454 – Russian Realm (3)
  • GEOG 456 – Africa (3)
  • GEOG 458 – Geography of East Asia (3)

Choose one capstone experience from the following

  • GEOG 440 – Field Studies (1-4)
  • GEOG 480 – Seminar (3)
  • GEOG 491 – Senior Paper (1-4)
  • GEOG 497 – Internship (1-10)

Choose additional electives (above 100 level)

  • GEOG Electives

Required for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree only

  • Language (8)
  • Required Minor: Yes, any

Professional Major Option

Required (Core, 14 cr)

  • Same as Standard Major Option, above

Required for Major (Electives, 18 cr)

  • Same as Standard Major Option, above

Required for Major (Additional Electives, 16 cr)

  • Choose additional electives (above 100 level)
  • GEOG Electives
  • Other Electives (6 cr may be taken outside department with department permission)

Required for Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree only

  • Language (8)
  • Required Minor: No