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September 2010: Adam Venzor

Name: Adam Venzor
Classification: Alumni
Hometown: San Antonio, TX
Nominated by: Dr. David Nelson, Professor: General Studies

Adam Venzor

1.  Why did you select BGS as your major?

I was looking for a degree that would encompass all my interest, rather than just choosing one over another.

2.  What are your three minors?

My three disciplines were Sociology, Public Administration and Criminal Justice.
3.  How did you select your minors?

I would love to work in the public sector and work with people in need. I believe my three disciplines will help me in a career that will keep me involved in the community and working with citizens. 

4.  How does this major fit with your career goals?

Being a veteran, I would love to work with the VA Office or any other organization that supports veterans from all wars.

5.  What advice do you have for students considering majoring in BGS?

The BGS program helps you learn how to look for a job and how to perform in a job interview. The program also helps a student learn how to sell their minors to a prospective employer. The BGS final project is a great way to combine all of your minors into one program that can be shown to a prospective employer. This helps the employer see what your degree can do for them.

The BGS Minor of the Month: Geography

The Texas State Geography minor offers a wide range of content courses that can provide distinct career preparation and competitive advantages to many majors. Students pursuing a Geography minor may choose to focus their studies in these areas: Urban Planning and Land Development; Water Studies; Geographic Information Science; Regional International Studies; Physical Geography/Earth Science; Environmental Resource Management; or Cultural Geography and Demographics.

An example of courses that may be taken for this minor include:

GEO 2410 - Introduction to Physical Geography: A systematic study of the various elements that make up the Earth's physical environment, weather, climate, vegetation, soil, and landforms. Prerequisite: MATH 1315 or above (excluding MATH 1316) with a grade of "C" or higher.

GEO 3303 - Economic Geography: This course investigates the geographic organization of economic activity with emphasis on the interconnections from global to local scales. Technological advances, resource creation and destruction, supply and demand, distribution and development, environmental impacts, and economic justice are addressed. Theoretical models are used to interpret past and current situations. (MC)

GEO 3329 - Geography of Texas:
A physical and cultural geography of Texas with special emphasis on human resources and economic activities.