College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog Progression Plans are for planning purposes
only; see the catalog for official details.

Geographic Science and Community Planning, Bachelor of Science

Progression Plan-Classic

Campus Availability

  • Flagstaff

Year 1

Course Description Units Notes
1. Foundation English 4
2. GSP 130 Mapping The World 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Science & Applied Science.
3. GSP 150 Physical Geography: Air, Water, Earth And Life 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Lab Science.
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 1
Course Description Units Notes
1. Foundation Math 3
2. GSP 201 Introduction to City Planning 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also meet a Liberal Studies requirement: Social & Political Worlds.
3. GSP 272 Nature and Society 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If you are electing not to complete an emphasis, you must take GSP 272 and an additional GSP elective.
4. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
5. General Elective Course 3

Year 2

Course Description Units Notes
1. STA 270 Applied Statistics 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
2. ENG 205 The Academic Writer's Workshop 2
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. GSP 170 Human Geography 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: This course may also satisfy a Liberal Studies requirement; Social and Political Worlds.
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. Additional GSP Elective 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If you elective not to complete an emphasis, you must take GSP 272 and an additional GSP elective.
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3

Year 3

Course Description Units Notes
1. GSP 239, 331, or 432 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If you are considering the Geospatial Technologies Emphasis, complete the GSP 331 course. If you are considering the Community Planning & Development Emphasis, complete the GSP 432 course.
2. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
3. Liberal Studies and/or Diversity 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Notes: Courses in US Ethnic and Global Diversity are required. Double dipping liberal studies and diversity is encouraged. See academic catalog for details.
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. ENG 305W or GSP 375W 3 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If you are considering the Geospatial Technologies Emphasis, complete the GSP 375W course. Starting Fall 2020, the GPR Dept has approved the use of ENG 302W, ENG 305W or ENG 310W to satisfy the JLWR.
2. General Elective Course 3
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3

Year 4

Course Description Units Notes
1. General Elective Course 3
2. General Elective Course 3
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3
Course Description Units Notes
1. GSP 405C or GSP 480C 4 JACKSPLANNER Notes
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
Notes: If you are considering the Community Planning & Development Emphasis, complete GSP 405C. If you are considering either the Geospatial Technologies Emphasis or the Human-Environmental Systems Emphasis, complete GSP 480C.
2. Experiential Learning: GSP 408, 485, or 497 3
Grade Required: GRADE OF "C" OR BETTER
3. General Elective Course 3
4. General Elective Course 3
5. General Elective Course 3

General Information

Progression Plans are intended to provide a general road map related to the sequencing of courses. The use of Progression Plans does not constitute a contract with the University. Progression Plans are a planning tool to help you define a pathway towards degree completion.

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the academic catalog as the official, authoritative source. For a full description of degree requirements and course descriptions, refer to the Academic Catalog (link at the top of the page).

Some courses may have prerequisites and/or require an appropriate placement score (i.e. Mathematics and English). If you do not have the prerequisite course(s) or placement, you may have to take more courses than are presented on the Progression Plan.

If you are an NAU student, Jacks Planner (an interactive version of progression plans) may be available to you. To get to Jacks Planner, log into your Student Center in LOUIE and click on Jacks Planner.