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Bachelor of Science in Geography (GEOGBS)Department of Geography

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The Bachelor of Science in Geography provides additional science and quantitative requirements that prepare science-oriented students for graduate school and science-related jobs at the bachelor's degree level.

Major requirements

The major requires at least 32 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Environment and Society. One (1) course:
  2. Geographic Methods.
    1. Geographic Methods core. One (1) course:
    2. Computing in the Geospatial Sciences. One (1) course:
    3. Applied Spatial Statistics. One (1) course:
  3. Job and Internship Search. One (1) course:
  4. Capstone. One (1) course:
  5. Concentration. Comprehensive or Concentration option.
    • Comprehensive Option. 15 additional credit hours in Geography courses.
    • Concentration Option. One (1) of the Geography concentrations listed below.
  6. 400–499 Level Geography Courses. Six (6) credit hours:
  7. Electives. Additional Geography courses, as needed, to complete remaining requirements.
  8. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Calculus. Choose one (1) of the following options:
      • Brief Survey Option. Two (2) courses:
        1. Brief Survey of Calculus I. One (1) course:
        2. Brief Survey of Calculus II. One (1) course:
      • Regular Option. Two (2) courses:
        1. Calculus I. One (1) course:
        2. Calculus II. One (1) course:
    2. Science/Quantative Methods. Choose one (1) of the following options:
      • Biology option. At least nine (9) credit hours in BIOL courses, including the following:
      • Chemistry option. Nine (9) credit hours in CHEM courses with at least one (1) course at the 300–499 level and including the following:
      • Computer Science option. Nine (9) credit hours in CSCI courses, including at least one (1) course at the 300–499 level.
      • Economics option. Nine (9) credit hours in ECON courses, including at least one (1) course at the 300–499 level.
      • Statistics option. Nine (9) credit hours in STAT courses, including at least one (1) course at the 300–499 level.
  9. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Major Upper Division Courses. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.

Notes

  • * Courses used to fulfill addenda requirements require a grade of C- or higher and do not count toward the Major GPA or Major Hours.

Bachelor of Science requirements

The Bachelor of Science degree requires at least 120 credit hours, to include the following:

  1. College of Arts and Sciences Credit Hours. At least 100 credit hours must come from College of Arts and Sciences disciplines.
  2. Upper Division Courses. At least 36 credit hours (of the 120) must be at the 300–499 level.
  3. College Residency. Following completion of the 60th credit hour toward degree, at least 36 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences coursework must be completed through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
  4. College GPA. A cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.000 is required for all courses taken at Indiana University.
  5. CASE Requirements. The following College of Arts and Sciences Education (CASE) requirements must be completed:
    1. CASE Foundations
      1. English Composition: 1 course
      2. Mathematical Modeling: 1 course
    2. CASE Breadth of Inquiry
      1. Arts and Humanities: 2 courses
      2. Natural and Mathematical Sciences: 4 courses
      3. Social and Historical Studies: 2 courses
    3. CASE Culture Studies
      1. Diversity in the United States: 1 course
      2. Global Civilizations and Cultures: Not required
    4. CASE Critical Approaches: 1 course
    5. CASE Foreign Language: Proficiency in a single foreign language through the first semester of the second year of college-level coursework
    6. CASE Intensive Writing: 1 course
    7. CASE Public Oral Communication: 1 course
  6. Major. Completion of the major as outlined in the Major Requirements section above.

Most students must also succesfully complete the Indiana University Bloomington General Education program.