University Studies - BS, Geographic Information Science and Technology Concentration

The broad objective of the academic discipline of geography is to understand and improve the human environment: Earth. Understanding the Earth's surface requires a consideration of both natural and social processes, hence geography is by nature interdisciplinary. Human-environment interactions are of particular interest in geography. The area of concentration in geography offers students a broad perspective on the Earth as human habitat, while permitting them to complete two supporting minors in other disciplines. The area of concentration is flexible in that numerous courses are included to permit a student to build a course of study in geography that is tailored to his or her interests. Ideally, the minors would be in related fields to build depth and breadth around themes that the student wishes to emphasize.

GEOG 390Principles of Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 361Remote Sensing in Geosciences4
GEOG 352/GEOL 352GNSS in the Geosciences3
GEOG 475Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)4
Select from the following:6-8
Programming for Spatial Data Applications
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming
Cartography and Visualization
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
GIS Programming
Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Data Analysis in Geography
Principles of Geocomputation
Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
University and College Requirements
ENGL 104Composition and Rhetoric3
Communication elective3
MATH 141Finite Mathematics3
MATH 142Business Calculus3
Life and Physical Sciences elective9
Language, Philosophy and Culture3
Creative Arts3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
American History6
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
International and Cultural Diversity 1
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
Free Electives26
Total Semester Credit Hours120
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A graduation requirement includes 6 hours of international and cultural diversity courses. A course satisfying a University Core category, a college/department requirement, or a free elective may be used to satisfy this requirement.