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Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Emphasis: Geographic Information Science, Global Environmental Change, Globalization and Development
Pathways: Liberal Arts and Humanities, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Agriculture and Natural Sciences, World Cultures and Languages, Behavioral and Social Sciences, Law and Public Policy

Geography opens worlds of discovery. You’ll learn to analyze the variation of human activity that exists among places, regions and countries, and examine the relationship between the natural environment and human activities.

Academics

Fall
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 101
    3
  • GEOG 150 Digital Earth Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 149 Digital Earth Lab
    1
  • GEOG 107 Physical Geography Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 106 Physical Geography Laboratory
    1
15
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Foreign Language 102
    3
  • GEOG 102 World Regions Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 108 Human Geography Exclamation Point
    3
  • GEOG 199 Orientation to Geography
    1-2
  • General Elective
    2
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Visit each of your instructors during office hours
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • Take the Focus 2 Assessment

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Monday Night Lights
  • Sign up for a Living-Learning Community
  • Attend an alcohol-free event

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Join a student organization
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Take a language course

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Complete AlcoholEdu Part 2
  • Attend WELLWVU Bystander Intervention Training
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a resume writing class
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Attend a career fair
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 203
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    GEOG 300 Geographical Data Analysis or
    GEOG 350 Geographic Information Systems and Science or
    GEOG 452 Geographic Information Science: Applications or
    GEOG 454 Environmental Geographic Information Systems or
    GEOG 455 Introduction to Remote Sensing or
    GEOG 462 Digital Cartography
15
Spring
  • ECAS Fine Arts Requirement
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • Foreign Language 204
    3
  • GEOG Concentration Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get to know a faculty member in your department
  • Earn a 4.0 in at least one semester
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Go on one of the break trips through the Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Join a student organization
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Take Student Wellness Ambassador peer certification
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Take Enhancing Well-being academic course
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Join a club sport team
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally

Academics

Fall
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    GEOG 205 Natural Resources or
    GEOG 207 Climate and Environment or
    GEOG 209 Economic Geography or
    GEOG 210 Urban Geography or
    GEOG 240 United States and Canada or
    GEOG 241 Geography of Europe or
    GEOG 243 Geography of Africa or
    GEOG 244 Geography of the Middle East or
    GEOG 302 Political Geography or
    GEOG 307 Biogeography: Theory and Method
  • GEOG Concentration Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • GEOG Concentration Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Become a tutor or mentor in your major
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • Visit the Core Arboretum
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)
  • Attend an Outdoor Rec Center weekend trip
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Work on a community service project
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Exercise daily
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Consider graduate or professional school
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • GEOG 496 Senior Thesis
    1-3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
13
Spring
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Complete the Campus Read
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Sign up for graduation
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Create a culture of well-being with a WELLWVU academic internship
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend a career fair
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)

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