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  Dec 15, 2017
 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Geographic Information Systems [GIS]


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The applied geography courses place a strong emphasis on computer literacy and spatial analysis skills in preparing students for careers in site assessment, marketing and demographic analysis. The Geography Department's  Geographic Information Systems (GIS) computer lab features state-of-the-art hardware and software.

Career Potential

  • Environmental GIS specialist
  • Land use planner
  • Marketing and business geographics consultant
  • Law enforcement analyst
  • Transportation planner
  • Emergency response planner

B. Core in Geographic Information Technology: 12 credit hours


C. Completion of one of the following:


Students must complete the requirements for one of the following four concentrations: Advanced Geospatial Applications (GIS_AGAP), Computer Techniques (GIS_CTEC), Demographics and Business Geographics (GIS_DBG), or Environmental Science (GIS_ENVS).

II. Computer Techniques [GIS_CTEC]


III. Demographics and Business Geographics [GIS_DBG]


Select six credit hours from one of the combinations listed below:

Or select:


Or select:


And select at least six additional credit hours from the following:


D. Aditional Requirements


  • Foreign language: 3 credit hours
  • General Education: 28-31 credit hours
  • Other elective course work: 43-46 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120


Example of the bachelor’s degree in GIS and a minor in Computer Applications over four years


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 15


Total credit hours for semester: 18


Total credit hours for semester: 16


Total credit hours for semester: 17


Fourth Year Fall


Total credit hours for semester: 13


Fourth Year Spring


Total credit hours for semester: 12


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