Geography 7-12, B.S.
This program has a separate admission process. Please consult the admission requirements for this program for more information.
Overall GPA of 2.7 Required
120 Overall Credits Required
LIBERAL EDUCATION PROGRAM AND WRITING REQUIREMENTS
Liberal Education Program
48 Credits Required
Students must complete a comprehensive three-tiered Liberal Education Program (LEP). View all requirements of the tiers on the Liberal Education Program. Any credits over 48 are counted toward free electives.
While the choice of courses that fulfill the requirements is generally left up to students, some departments require that students select specific courses to complement their major. This major has specific Tier requirements/restrictions for the following:
Tier 2 – American Experience (select one):
HIS 110 – United States History I
Tier 2 – Cultural Expression:
GEO 200 – Human Geography
Tier 2 – Mind and Body:
SHE 203 – School Health
Tier 2 – Natural World I: Physical Realm:
GEO 201 – Physical Geography
Tier 2 — Time and Place:
HIS 100 — Western Civilization I
Note: Only two courses per subject may be taken within Tier 2.
No other GEO nor HIS may be selected within Tier 2.
Writing Requirements (“W-Courses”)
Three W-courses are required. These may not be taken until after a student has passed ENG 112 — Writing Arguments. W-courses may count toward LEP, major, or cognate requirements, as well as free electives. Course sections that meet this requirement are designated by section numbers ending in “W”.
Transfer students who enter with 60 to 89 credits are required to pass two W-courses, while transfer students who enter with 90 credits or more must pass one W-course.
56 Credits Required
20 Credits Required
Select an additional 6 credits of GEO
36 Credits Required
EDU 201 – Introduction to Teaching Professions
EDU 413 – Secondary Education
EDU 471 - Supporting English Learners for School Success (formerly IDS 471)
HIS 490 – Social Science (Secondary School)
HIS 494 – Student Teaching (History)
HIS 496 – Student Teaching Seminar - History
PHI 370 – Philosophy of Education
PSY 100 – Introduction to Psychology
PSY 370 – Educational Psychology
RDG 470 - Literacy in Content Areas (formerly IDS 470)
Additional 3 Credits of PSY
SED 482 – Teaching Exceptional Students in the Secondary Education Classroom
12 Credits Required
Non-Western History (Select one):
- HIS 106 — East Asia to 1850
- HIS 145 — History of Africa
- HIS 229 — Cuba and Puerto Rico
- HIS 242 — Imperial Russian and Soviet History, 1800-1991
- HIS 244 — Traditional and Modern East Asia
- HIS 246 — African Politics and Culture in the 20th Century
- HIS 247 — Early Modern France
- HIS 280 — Modern Iraq
- HIS 300 — The Vietnam War Era
- HIS 342 — 20th Century China
Students must take remaining credits to reach Overall Credits Required (listed above).