Catalog 2010-2012

Geographic Information Science

The B.S. Geographic Information Science major requires a minimum of 126 total hours to graduate. This total includes Liberal Arts Core requirements (pages xxx-xxx) and the following specified major requirements, plus course choices for a focus within the major and electives, needed to complete the minimum of 126 hours. Liberal Arts Core courses included in major program requirements are distinguished by italics.

 

Required:

  Geographic Information Science core: 970:010; 970:026 (4 hr. version); 970:164; 970:165; 970:170; 970:173; 970:174; 970:175; 970:180; 970:181; 970:193.....30-32 hours

  Both of the following.....6 hours

    Geography: 970:061; 970:160*.

  One course from each of the following pairs:

    Mathematics or Sociology: 800:072, 980:080.....3 hours

    Computer Science: 810:030, 810:114*.....3 hours

  Choose ONE Application Focus (below) and four courses from that focus.....12 hours

    Application Focus on Environmental Science and Policy:

    Health Promotion/Environmental: 410:166/830:166.

    Earth Science: 870:123*.

    Geography: 970:028, 970:100, 970:126, 970:127, 970:129, 970:137, 970:155*, 970:185, or approved courses in cognate areas.

 

    Application Focus on Human Geographic Processes:

    Geography: 970:111, 970:114, 970:116, 970:117, 970:119, or approved courses in cognate areas.

 

    Application Focus on Economic Geography and Business:

    Management: 150:119, 150:153.

    Geography: 970:101, 970:111, 970:117, 970:121, or approved courses in cognate areas.

 

    Application Focus on Planning and Policy:

    Health Promotion: 410:110

    Political Science: 942:048.

    Geography: 970:101, 970:104, 970:111, 970:114, 970:117, 970:119, or approved courses in cognate areas.

Electives.....1-4 hours

  Other courses, in Geography or cognate areas approved, to reach aminimum of 56 hours.

56 hours

 

Note: Choice of courses and subsequent course prerequisites may increase the length of this program.

*These courses have additional prerequisites as follows:

970:160 has prerequisite of 800:072 or 980:080.

810:114 has prerequisites of 810:052; 810:080.

870:123 has prerequisites of 800:060; 870:121.

970:155 has prerequisites of 970:028; 870:031 or consent of instructor.