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 Earth 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 Geographic Information Science and Technology offers students a broad perspective of Earth as a 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
Introduction to Computer Science Concepts and Programming
Programming for Spatial Data Applications
Cartography and Visualization
Data Analysis in Geography
GIS Programming
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems)
Principles of Geocomputation
University and College Requirements
GEOG 213Planet Earth Lab1
MATH 140Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences3
MATH 142Business Calculus3
POLS 206American National Government3
POLS 207State and Local Government3
Life and Physical Sciences elective8
Select one of the following: 1
Weather and Climate
and Weather and Climate Laboratory
and Oceanography
and Oceanography Laboratory
Botany
and Zoology
Introductory Biology I
and Introductory Biology II
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry II
Principles of Geology
and Principles of Geology Laboratory
and Historical Geology
College Physics
and College Physics
American history6
Communication 6
Creative arts3
Cultural discourse 2
International and cultural diversity 2
Language, philosophy and culture3
Social and behavioral sciences3
Minor 115-18
Minor 215-18
General electives26
Total Semester Credit Hours120