University Catalog

Geography and Planning

Chairperson: David Wall
Address: 359 Stewart Hall
Phone: 320.308.3160

BS in Social Studies: Geography (24 credits)

Admission Requirements

  • GPA: 2.50
  • Completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours, with at least 12 semester hours in residence at SCSU.
  • Grades of “C” or better in ENGL 191 and CMST 192.

Admission To Teacher Education

Admission Criteria. Professional Education Sequence for Pre K-12 and 5-12 Licensure: ED 300; CEEP 262, CEEP 361; IM 422; HLTH 301; HURL 497; ENGL 460 or ED 460; SPED 203; ED 421 and ED 431(co-requisites); ED 466 or ED 467. Admission to Teacher Education and a passing score on the MTLE Basic skills tests is required for placement in student teaching.


  • Students selecting this major must complete the Liberal Education program, the Social Studies Licensing Core, one of the emphases in the B.S. Social Studies major designated for licensure and the Professional Education component.
  • Students in the Geography Concentration are not required to take GEOG 253 in their Social Studies Licensing Core.
  • Many of the social studies licensure core courses may be used for the liberal education program.

Program Requirements

Social Studies Licensing Core: ANTH 250; ECON 201; GEOG 253, 270; HIST 140 or HIST 141, HIST 106 (global only), HIST 385; ETHS 310; POL 111, POL 251; PSY 240; SOC 160; SST 253, SST 441, SST 453.  Geography Core: GEOG 270, GEOG 271, GEOG 273, GEOG 274. Required regional courses: GEOG 376 and one non-western: GEOG 368, GEOG 369, or GEOG 373; GEOG 410 may be substituted with approval of advisor.


6 credits - one must be regional - one must be topical. 

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