Geography (B.S.) - Physical Geography - Online

Geography (B.S.) - Physical Geography - Online

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

General Education/Foundational Skills Requirements

Communication & Information Literacy 1
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric3
Communications Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Information Literacy Elective3
Technological Solutions & Quantitative Reasoning 1
UNIV 104Instructional Technology for Successful Online Learning0-3
Math ElectiveMATH 114 or higher3
Critical Thinking 1
RLGN 104Christian Life and Biblical Worldview 24
Critical Thinking Elective3
Civic & Global Engagement 1
Cultural Studies Elective3
Social & Scientific Inquiry 1
Natural Science Elective3
Social Science Elective3
Christianity & Contexts 1
BIBL 104Survey of Old and New Testament4
THEO 104Introduction to Theology Survey 24
Total Hours39-42

Refer to the list of approved general education electives before enrolling in foundational skill requirements


Students transferring in 45 or more UG credit hours will have the requirement of RLGN 104 Christian Life and Biblical Worldview (4 c.h.) waived; Students transferring in 60 or more UG credit hours will also have the requirement of THEO 104 Introduction to Theology Survey (4 c.h.) waived

Major Requirements

Major Foundational Courses
GOVT 200Constitutional Government and Free Enterprise 33
MATH 201Introduction to Probability and Statistics 33
PHSC 210Elements of Earth Science 33
Total Hours9

Course may fulfill select general education requirements

Major Core
CRST 290History of Life3
GEOG 200Introduction to Geography3
GEOG 300Geographic Research Methods3
GEOG 310Human Geography3
GEOG 320Regional Studies in Geography3
GEOG 370Geographic Information Systems I3
GEOG 371Geographic Information Systems II3
GEOG 491Geography Capstone3
GLST 290Cultural Anthropology3
Total Hours27
GEOG 305Physical Geography3
GEOG 374GIS for Hydrological Applications3
PHSC 311Oceanography3
PHSC 312Meteorology3
PHSC 313Mineralogy and Petrology 13-4
Total Hours15-16

Choose any 300-400 level ENVR course not already applying to the degree

Free Electives
Choose 26-39 credit hours of Free Electives26-39
Total Hours26-39

All applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • 120 Total hours
  • 2.0 Overall grade point average
  • 30 Hours must be upper-level courses (300-400 level)
  • Grade of 'C' Minimum required for all upper-level courses in the major
  • 25% Of major taken through Liberty University
  • 30 Hours must be completed through Liberty University
  • Grad App Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student's anticipated graduation date
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