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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography BS, GIScience Specialization

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This GIScience specialization recognizes the increasing importance of spatial information in understanding and managing environmental and human systems, providing majors training in the processing, display, and analysis of geographical data. Students develop familiarity with the theoretical underpinnings of spatial analytical tools and techniques as well as their application to real-world problems. Issues pertaining to the collection, management, analysis, and dissemination of spatial information are covered through courses in GIS, aerial photo interpretation, remote sensing, and quantitative analysis. Graduates of the program will be well-prepared for employment as managers and analysts of spatial information, including positions in business, governmental agencies, and private consulting, as well as graduate study and advanced professional certification.

Geography Core

Admission to the Major

All students who wish to major in geography must:

  1. Have a 2.25 minimum GPA in all coursework taken up to the time of admission
  2. Apply for acceptance into the geography major
  3. Upon acceptance into the program, meet with their assigned advisor to develop a major contract
  4. Earn a C- or higher grade in each of the courses in their major contract

GIScience Specialization

Total Required Courses Credits: 29

Upper-level Geography Courses

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Total Upper-level Geography Courses Credits: 13-15

Culminating Experience

Total Culminating Experience Credits: 4

Electives (minimum of three courses)

Total Electives Credits: 12-14

Total Credits: 83-87

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