B.S. Geographic Information Systems

 

University and College Core

English Composition (6 hours)

  • EN 1103 English Comp I or EN 1163 Accelerated Comp I
  • EN 1113 English Comp II or EN 1173 Accelerate Comp II

Oral Communication (3 hours)

  • CO 1003 Fundamentals of Public Speaking or
  • CO 1013 Introduction to Communication

Foreign Language (6 hours)

  • 2nd semester proficiency in a foreign language

Fine Arts (3 hours)

  • See A&S requirements

Humanities (6 hours)

  • 3 hours English Literature (see A&S requirements)
  • 3 hours History (see A&S requirements)

Social Science (6 hours)

  • GR 1123 Intro to World Geography
  • 3 hours in a different discipline (see A&S requirements)

Basic Concentration Core (4 hours)

  • GR 1114 Physical Geography

Concentration Core

Mathematics (6 hours)

  • MA 1313 College Algebra
  • MA 1323 Trigonometry

Natural Sciences (9-12 hours)

  • 6-9 hours natural sciences with a lab (CH, BIO, PH)
  • 3 hours natural science without a lab (CH, BIO, PH)

Concentration Requirements (44 hours)

  • GR 1603 Intro to Meteorology
  • GR 2313 Maps and Remote Sensing
  • GR 3303 Survey of Geospatial Technologies
  • GR 3113 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • GR 4303 Principles of GIS
  • GR 4313 Advanced GIS
  • GR 4323 Cartographic Sciences
  • GR 4333 Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment
  • GR 4353 Geodatabase Design
  • GG 4333 Geowriting
  • CSE 1284 Intro to Computer Programming
  • ST 3123 Intro to Statistical Inference or GR 4633 Statistical Climatology
  • GR 4343 Advanced Remote Sensing in Geosciences
  • GR 4363 Geographic Information Systems Programming
  • PSS 4411 Remote Sensing Seminar

Departmental 4000-level courses (12 hours)

  • Consult Advisor for specifics

Departmental Elective (6 hours; choose 2 courses below)

  • GG 3133 Intro to Environmental Geology
  • GG 3603 Intro to Oceanography
  • GG 3613 Water Resources
  • GR 4523 Coastal Environments
  • GR 4813 Natural Hazards

General Electives (10-12 hours)

  • Number of credit hours needed to bring total credit hours to 124. Consult Advisor for specifics.

Total hours needed for degree: 124

Note:
A grade of C or higher is required on all departmental courses to satisfy graduation requirements.

Sample Curriculum

B.S. in Geosciences with a concentration in Geographical Information Systems

Freshman Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN 1103 English Comp I 3 EN 1113 English Comp II 3
MA 1313 College Algebra 3 MA 1323 Trigonometry 3
FL   Foreign Language I 3 FL   Foreign Language II 3
GR 1123 Intro World Geography 3     Social Sciencea 3
GR 1114 Physical Geography 4 GR 2313 Maps & Remote 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
EN   Literatureb 3 HI   Historye 3
    Fine Artsc 3 CO 1003 Public Speaking 3
    CH, BIO, or PH w/labd 4     CH, BIO, or PHd 3
GR 1603 Intro Meteorology 3 GR 3113 Conservation Nat. Res 3
GR 3303 Geospatial Tech 3 GR 4xxx Dept 4000 levelf 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Junior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4303 Principles of GIS 3 GR 4353 Geodatabase Design 3
GR 4333 Remote Sensing 3 GR 4313 Advanced GIS 3
GG 4333 Geowriting 3 GR 4323 Cartographic Science 3
CSE 1284 Intro Comp Program 4 GR 4343 Adv Remote Sensing 3
    CH, BIO, or PH w/labd 3     General Electiveg 3
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 15
Senior Year
Fall Semester Spring Semester
Course Credit Course Credit
GR 4xxx Dept 4000 levelf 3 GR 4363 GIS Programming 3
GR 4xxx Dept 4000 levelf 3 PSS 4411 RS Seminar 1
ST 3123 Statistical Inference 3 GR 4xxx Dept 4000 levelf 3
    General Electiveg 3 GR   Dept Electiveh 3
GR   Dept Electiveh 3     General Electiveg 3
      General Electiveg 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16
  TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 124

aSocial Science – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
bLiterature – Intro Literature or American, English, or World Literature. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
cFine Arts – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
dCH,BIO,PH – Natural Sciences. Check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
eHistory – check Arts & Sciences core requirements guidelines for approved courses.
fDept. 4000-level – any Geosciences 3000- or 4000-level course applicable towards curriculum.
gGeneral Elective – any course with college credits that follows University and Arts & Sciences guidelines to bring the total credits to 124 hours.
hDept Elective – a specific Geosciences course as outlined in the curriculum requirements.