B.S. in Geography - General Track

The Department of Geography and Planning offers a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Geography - General Track. This track is a well-rounded mix of Geography courses. This includes courses in physical, environmental, and population geography as well as GIS and spatial analysis. Students have the flexibility to take courses across the Geography and Planning programs, providing an overview of the three areas of Planning, GIS, and Environmental Conservation/Sustainability. Read more about program requirements. 

Program Requirements

General Education

All students in the B.S. in Geography - General Track program will have to complete the University General Education requirements

Required Major Courses (24 semester hours):

  • GEO102 Physical Geography
  • GEO225 Introduction to Maps and Remote Sensing
  • GEO230 Environmental Conservation and Sustainability
  • GEO310 Population Geography
  • GEO324 Intro to Geographic Information Systems
  • GEO326 Geographical Analysis
  • GEO400 Senior Seminar In Geography

Additional required course (select one of the following):

  • GEO101 World Geography 2
  • GEO103 Human Geography 2
  • GEO104 Introduction to Geospatial Technology and Analytics 2 

Track Requirements (9 semester hours): 

One course selected from each of the following groups (or others by advisement):


  • GEO 205 Geography of Agric Food & Sustainability
  • GEO301 U.S. and Canada
  • GEO302 Latin America
  • GEO303 Europe
  • GEO304 Asia

Group B:

  • GEO204 Intro Urban Studies
  • GEO312 Urban Geography
  • GEO318 Economic Geography
  • GEO322 Land Development Controls
  • GEO354 Geography and Planning of Housing

Group C: 

  • GEO214 Intro to Planning
  • PLN331 Transportation Planning
  • PLN316 Planning for Disasters
  • PLN320 Land Use Planning
  • PLN403 Planning Studio A

Capstone Course (3 semester hours):

  • GEO404 Senior Project

Elective Courses (9 semester hours) and Cognate Courses (15 semester hours):

These courses are typically selected under advisement. Sample course options include:

Advising Sheet

Be sure to check with your advisor before registering for classes. For more information about the program requirements, see your Degree Progress Report. 

For more information regarding our undergraduate program, please contact the department chairperson Dr. Gary Coutu at GCoutu@wcupa.edu.