Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Geography

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. To satisfy graduation requirements, students must have at least a 2.50 Geography major GPA and at least a 2.25 Texas State GPA. Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all Geography courses that are to be counted for credit toward their major.
  2. Geography required elective courses (16 hours) to be selected in consultation with your academic advisor.
  3. The degree requires students to select a minor area of study from the approved list of minors offered at Texas State. Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Anthropology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Plant and Soil Science, or Physics are minors that are highly recommended to complement your Geography major. Other minors may be appropriate depending upon your interests and career goals. Discuss other possible options with your academic advisor.
  4. Texas State requires a minimum of 120 semester hours of coursework to graduate including:
    1. general education core curriculum requirements;
    2. major requirements;
    3. minor requirements;
    4. additional College/degree requirements, which include an additional sophomore English literature course and 14 hours of the same modern language (1410, 1420, 2310, 2320); and
    5. additional elective courses, as needed, to achieve the minimum 120 hours required for graduation of which 36 hours must be advanced (3000—4000) level courses, and at least 9 semester hours must be writing intensive (WI).

Course Requirements 

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 13103HIST 13103
US 11001ENG 13203
GEO 1309 or 131013GEO 241014
POSI 23103Life and Physical Sciences3
Life and Physical Sciences3 
MATH 1315 (or above, not MATH 1316)3 
 16 13
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
COMM 13103POSI 23203
GEO 330113Select one of the following:3
Select one of the following (ENG Literature):3 
 Modern Language 14204
Modern Language 14104Select one of the following (GEO techniques):24
HIST 13203 
 PHIL 1305 or 13203
 16 17
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Select one of the following:3GEO Advanced7
 Modern Language 23203
Social and Behavioral Sciences3 
GEO Advanced3 
Modern Language 23103 
 15-16 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
GEO Advanced6Electives (as needed)6
Electives (as needed)6Minor6
 15 12
Total Hours: 120-121

All majors must satisfy the Geography course requirements with grades of “C” or higher in each course 


Majors must complete at least 30 hours of Geography coursework including a Geography Techniques Course to be selected from: GEO 2426, GEO 3411, GEO 3416, or GEO 4430