2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Geographic Information Science Comprehensive Major, 53-54 hours: B.S.—No Minor Required

CIP: 450799

Requirements

The Northwest Core (48-52 hours)

Must include the following:

GEOG 32101Introduction to Geography

3

 

GEOL 27114General Earth Science

3

AND

GEOL 27115General Earth Science Laboratory

1

OR

GEOL 27110General Geology

3

AND

GEOL 27111General Geology Laboratory

1

 

MATH 17114General Statistics

3

Required Courses

GEOG 32201Maps and Map Interpretation

3

GEOG 32207GPS Fundamentals

3

GEOG 32221Economic Geography

3

GEOG 32362Cartography

3

GEOG 32363Remote Sensing

3

GEOG 32365Geographic Information Systems

3

GEOG 32410Geographic Thought and Research Methods

3

GEOG 32465Introduction to Customized GIS

3

GEOG 32499Senior Seminar

1

GEOG 32565Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3

CSIS 44141Computer Programming I

3

CSIS 44346Database Applications

1

Electives in GIS (6)

(Choose six hours)

GEOG 32415Internship in Geography

1 to 6

GEOG 32562Digital Cartography and Geovisualization

3

GEOG 32563Digital Image Processing

3

Other advisor-approved electives

Note:  If GEOG 32415 is chosen, it may only be taken for a maximum of 3 credit hours.

Electives in Regional Geography (3):

(Choose three hours)

GEOG 32340Geography of North America

3

GEOG 32441Geography of Europe

3

GEOG 32442Geography of Asia

3

GEOG 32443Geography of the Middle East

3

GEOG 32444Geography of Africa

3

GEOG 32445Geography of Latin America

3

Area of Emphasis (12)

Choose one area of emphasis from the following options:

Data and Technology Emphasis

Required Courses
CSIS 44241Computer Programming II

3

CSIS 44460Database Systems

3

Electives (6)

(Choose 6 hours)

CSIS 44144Web Development I

3

CSIS 44334Web Development II

3

CSIS 44335Script Programming

3

CSIS 44356Network Fundamentals

3

CSIS 44542Object-Oriented Programming

3

CSIS 44560Advanced Topics in Database Systems

3

CSIS 44563Developing Web Applications and Services

3

CSIS 44599Special Projects

1 to 6

MATH 17599Special Projects

1 to 6

Geographic Emphasis

Required Course
GEOG 32522Urban Geography

3

Electives (9)

(Choose 9 hours)

GEOG 32360Dynamic and Synoptic Meteorology

3

GEOG 32361Climatology

3

GEOG 32370Natural Disasters

3

GEOG 32501Conservation of Natural Resources

3

GEOG 32520Military Geography

3

GEOG 32521Political Geography

3

GEOL 27510Geomorphology

3

Earth Technology Emphasis

Required Courses
GEOL 27360Environmental Geology

4

GEOL 27515Environmental Regulations

2

Electives (6)

(Choose 6 hours)

GEOL 27335Physical Oceanography

3

GEOL 27340Introduction to Hydrogeology

3

GEOL 27510Geomorphology

3

GEOG 32370Natural Disasters

3

GEOG 32501Conservation of Natural Resources

3

BIOL 04420Environmental Issues

4

BIOL 04474Wildlife Management and Conservation

2

Civil/Public Emphasis

Required Courses
GEOG 32522Urban Geography

3

Electives (9)

(Choose 9 hours)

GEOG 32521Political Geography

3

POLS 34321American Federalism

3

POLS 34332Principles of Public Administration

3

POLS 34502Public Policy

3

SOC 35316Urban Sociology

3

ENGL 10315Writing for the Professions

3

Emergency Management Response Emphasis

Required Courses
SOSC 36301Introduction to Disaster Response and Recovery

3

SOSC 36302Principles of Humanitarian Relief

3

Electives (6)

(Choose 6 hours)

GEOG 32370Natural Disasters

3

SOSC 36450Homeland Security and Defense

3

PSYC 08345Disaster Psychology

3

COM 29420Crisis Communication

1 to 3

Precision Agriculture Emphasis

The offering of this emphasis is contingent upon State approval.  First planned offering of this emphasis is Fall 2016.

Required Courses
AGRI 03232Crop Production

3

AGRI 03234Fundamentals of Soil Science

4

AGRI 03440Introduction to Precision Agriculture

3

Electives (3)
(Choose 3 hours)
AGRI 03434Weed Science: Ecology and Control

3

AGRI 03445Applied Research in Precision Agriculture

3

AGRI 03536Soil Fertility

3

AGRI 03582Plant Diseases

3

Total Credit Hours: 53-54

Note: Students with the comprehensive B.S. in Geographic Information Science can fulfill the Geography minor with an additional regional class (3 hours) and 12 hours of advisor approved 300-level or above courses.