2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jun 07, 2023  
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Geographic Information Systems [GIS]

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The applied geography courses place a strong emphasis upon computer literacy and spatial analysis skills in preparing students for careers in site assessment, marketing and demographic analysis. The 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: 15 credit hours

  • Advanced GRY course in consultation with advisor

C. Introductory Computer Applications (CAP): three credit hours

Introductory Computer Applications (CAP) course and/or advanced CAP courses in consultation with advisor.

D. Completion of one of the following:

Students may complete the requirements for the concentration in Environmental Science; or the requirements to complete of one of the following two sequences: Computer Techniques, or Demographics and Business Demographics.

I. Computer Techniques [GIS_CTEC]

And at least three hours selected from:

II. Demographics and Business Geographics [GIS_DBG]

Six hours from one of the combinations listed below:

Select ECO 221 and MGT 253:

Or select ECO 221 and ECO 421:

Or select:

And at least three additional hours selected from the from the following:

III. Environmental Science [GIS_ENVS]

E. Foreign language: 0-6 credit hours

  • General Education: 28-29 credit hours
  • Other elective course work: 30-39 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 124

Example of the bachelor’s deg. in Geographic Inf. Systems and a minor in Computer Apps. over 4 years

First Year

Second Year

Spring Total credit hours: 17

  • Elective

Third Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 16

  • Any WI
  • Elective
  • Elective

Fourth Year

Fall Total credit hours: 16

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

Spring Total credit hours: 15

  • Elective
  • Elective
  • Elective

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