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Geographic Information Science, B.S.

Geographic Information Science, B.S.

This is a sample plan of study with a suggested sequencing of classes for the major.  University electives may be applied to earn additional academic majors, minors, or certificates.  Students should regularly meet with their academic advisor to plan their specific semester schedule to include UNIFI/General Education program and/or university elective hours required.

Plan of Study Grid
Freshman
FallHour
GEOG 1120 Peoples, Cultures, and Environments 3
MATH 1130 Trigonometry (or MATH 1140 Precalculus) 2
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 10
 Hours15
Spring
GEOG 1210 Planet Earth 3
GEOG 1211 Planet Earth Laboratory 1
GEOG 2410 Geographic Information Systems I 3
PHYSICS 1000 Physics in Everyday Life 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours16
Sophomore
Fall
GEOG 1120 Peoples, Cultures, and Environments 3
GEOG 3380 Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
Statistics Requirement 3
Geography Electives 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours18
Spring
GEOG 3410 Geographic Information Systems II 3
Statistics Requirement 3
Geography Electives 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours15
Junior
Fall
GEOG 2320 Drones for Mapping and Communication 3
GEOG 3450 Global Positioning System Field Survey Methods 3
GEOG 4390/5390 GIS Programming (or CS 3140 Database Systems) 3
Geography Electives 3
UNIFI/General Education or University Electives 6
 Hours18
Spring
GEOG 4310/5310 GIS Applications: (Variable Topic) 3
UNIFI/General Education or University or Major Electives 12
 Hours15
Senior
Fall
GEOG 3598 Research Experience in Geography 1
GEOG 4560 Professional Seminar 1
UNIFI/General Education or University or Major Electives 12
 Hours14
Spring
GEOG 4550 Senior Seminar in Geography 3
UNIFI/General Education or University or Major Electives 12
 Hours15
 Total Hours126