STARS Area V: Geography

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Geography, we strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.   


You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to complete literature, speech, and fine arts in AREA II for this major. To meet these requirements, students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take SPH 106 or 107, at least one literature course, at least one fine arts course, and an additional 3 hours in literature or fine arts to total 12 hours in AREA II. Students are required to complete a sequence of literature or history. Students electing not to take a history sequence should complete a literature sequence in AREA II.

Area III

Please follow the STARS Transfer Guide.

Area IV

JSU requires World Regional Geography and Human Geography for this major. Community college students are strongly encouraged to take GEO 100, World Regional Geography, and GEO 201, Human Geography.

Area V: 19 Hours

JSU Course

  • CS 201 Information Technology (3 hrs)
    or higher CS course, with CS 230 highly recommended
  • MS 204 Basic Statistics (3 hrs)
  • Science Lecture/Lab (4 hrs)
  • Choose from:
    • BY 101 and 103
    • GL 242 and 244
    • CY 105 and 107
    • PHS 201 and 203
  • Electives (9 hrs)

AL Community College System Course

  • CIS 146
  • BUS 271
  • Science Lecture/Lab
  • Choose
    • BIO 103
    • GLY 101
    • CHM 111
    • PHY 201
  • Electives

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.

Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

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