College of Business & Economics

Department of Economics

Economics & Geography & Environmental Planning

Completion of the major in geography and environmental planning with the major in economics requires the successful completion of 76-77 units (40 units in geography and environmental planning and 36-37 units in economics). However, by electing the combined major in geography and environmental planning and economics, students will be able to complete both majors with a total of 61-63 units.

These requirements are for the catalog year 2015-2016 and later.

Economics Required Courses (21-22 units)

Course Number Course Name
ECON 201 or
ECON 203
Microeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Microeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 202 or
ECON 204
Macroeconomics Principles (3) or
Honors Macroeconomic Principles (3)
ECON 306 Statistics for Business and Economics II (3)
ECON 309 Intermediate Price Theory (3)
ECON 310 Macroeconomic Theory (3)
MATH 211 or MATH 273 Calculus for Applications (3) or Calculus I (4)
One 400-level economics course (3 units) (excluding ECON 495 Independent Study and ECON 479 Internship)

Geography Required Courses (19 units)

Course Number Course Name
GEOG 101 Physical Geography (3)
Select one of the following:
GEOG 102 World Regional Geography (3)
GEOG 105 Economic Geography (3)
GEOG 109 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
GEOG 221 Interpretation of Maps (3)
GEOG 232 Introduction to Geographic Information Science (3)
GEOG 401 Growth of Geographic Thought (3)
Select an upper-level regional course from the following:
GEOG 420 Geography of the U.S. and Canada (3)
GEOG 423 Geography of Maryland (3)
GEOG 431 Geography of Africa (3)
GEOG 447 Geography of the Middle East (3)
GEOG 453 The Russian Colossus: Historical and Contemporary Geographies of Russia (3)
GEOG 454 Rethinking Brazil (3)
GEOG 461 Geography of Latin America (3)
GEOG 462 The Two Down-Unders Geographies of Australia and New Zealand (3)
GEOG 463 The Silk Road: The Geographies of Central Eurasia
GEOG 47X other courses may satisfy the requirement as approved by the Geography Department. 

Statistics Requirement (3 units)

Course Number Course Name
ECON 205 or
GEOG 375
Statistics for Business and Economics I (3) or
Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)

Electives (18 units)

Course Number Course Name
Select 6 units of economics electives, which will count toward total Geography Electives and must be approved by the Department of Geography and Environmental Planning.
Pre-approved Courses
ECON 322 Comparative Economic Systems (3)
ECON 326 Economic Development (3)
ECON 334 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (3)
ECON 351 Urban Economics (3)
ECON 421 International Economics (3)
ECON 423 International Monetary Theory and Policy (3)
Select 12 units of Geography electives, 6 of which will count toward total economics electives and must be approved by the department of economics. 
Pre-approved Courses
GEOG 355 Historical Geography of Urbanization (3)
GEOG 359 Economic Geography (3)
GEOG 381 Political Geography (3)
GEOG 385 Population Geography (3)
GEOG 391 Urban Systems (3)
GEOG 393 Transpiration and Infrastructure Planning (3)
GEOG 405 Comprehensive Planning (3)
GEOG 427 The Global Economy (3)
GEOG 481 Land Use Planning (3)

 

College of Business & Economics

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Office Location

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Mailing Address

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Towson University
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Towson, MD 21252-0001
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