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Degree Requirements

Geographic Information Science (B.S.)  ♦  Geology (B.S.)  ♦  Minors  ♦  Concentrations  ♦  Certificate


Geographic Information Science (B.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours (3 included in program)
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • SCO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Geography majors will fulfill ACCT with GEO 490. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS      24 hrs

  • GEO 100: Regions and Nations of the World (3)
  • GEO 351: Geographic Data and Techniques (3)
  • GEO 353: Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • GEO 453: Advanced GIS (3)
  • GEO 455: GIS Cartography (3)
  • GEO 456: Remote Sensing (3)
  • GEO 458: Advanced Geographic Imagery (3)
  • Capstone Experience - choose from:
  • GEO/GLY 349 Applied Learning in Geosciences (3)
  • GEO/GLY 349A-N Cooperative Study in Geosciences (3)
  • GEO/GLY 498 Research Project in Geosciences (3)
  • GLY 499 Senior Thesis (3)

GEOGRAPHY MAJOR ELECTIVES       Choose 12 hrs from:

  • GEO302W Global Environmental Problems (3)
  • GEO 315 Meteorology (3)
  • GEO 321 Urban Geography (3)
  • GEO 325(S) Environmental Land Use Planning (3)
  • GEO/GLY 349 Applied Learning in Geosciences (3)
  • GEO/GLY 349 A-N: Cooperative Study in Geosciences (3)
  • GEO 435 Biogeography (3)
  • GEO 450 Field Studies (3)
  • GEO 501 Advanced Geography (topics vary) (3)
  • GLY 303 Environmental Geoscience (3)
  • GLY 315 Hydrology (3)
  • GLY 351 Field Methods (3)
  • GLY 408 Process Geomorphology (3)
  • GLY 410 Structural Geology (3)
  • GLY 451 Field Camp (3)
  • GLY 498 Capstone Project in Geology (3)
  • GLY 535 Hydrogeology (3)
  • CIS 335 Data Base Management (3)
  • CON 320 Construction Surveying (3)
  • CON 321 Boundary Surveying (3)

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS     12 hrs

  • ENG 300(S) Intro to Technical and Professional Writing (3)
  • Choose one from:
  • CSC 160 Introduction to Programming (3)
  • CSC 170 Introduction to Game Programming (3)
  • CSC 174 Intro to Programming for Science/Engineering (3)
  • Choose one from:
  • STA 215 Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (3)
  • STA 270: Applied Statistics (3)
  • MAT 120 Trigonometry (3)

INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCE LABORATORY     6 hrs

  • Choose two from:
  • GEO 110 Environmental Geography (3)
  • GEO 210 Introduction to Physical Geography (3)
  • GLY 104 The World Ocean (3)
  • GLY 107 Gold & Diamonds (3)
  • GLY 108 Plate Tectonics: The Active Earth (3)
  • GLY 109 Great Moments in Earth History (3)

Geology (B.S.)

UNIVERSITY GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS       40 hours

  • General Education Requirements:      36 hours
    Refer to the University Catalog for details on the General Education requirements.
  • ASO 100:  Student Success Seminar      1 hour
  • Wellness       3 hours
  • Writing Intensive Course (Hours incorporated into Major/Supporting/Gen. Ed./Free Elective Category)
  • ACCT - Geology majors will fulfill ACCT with GEO 490 or GLY 498 or 499. (Credit hours are incorporated into program requirements below).

CORE COURSE REQUIREMENTS       47-48 hours

    INTRODUCTORY CORE      6 hours
     Choose TWO (2) COURSES from:

   GEOLOGY CORE        26-27 hours

   GEOLOGY MAJOR ELECTIVES       12 hours
     Choose FOUR (4) COURSES from:

   CAPSTONE COURSE      3 hours

SUPPORTING COURSE REQUIREMENTS        3-7 hrs

FREE ELECTIVES      25-30 hours

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS:         120 hours


Minors

Minor in Earth Science/Teaching

The teaching minor in earth science must be coupled with a teaching major in biology, chemistry, computer science/mathematics, mathematics, or physics. A student may minor in earth science (teaching) by completing a minimum of 21 semester hours as follows:

       PLUS TWO (2) COURSES selected from the following:

Minor in Geography

   A student may minor in geography by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours as follows:

Minor in Geology

   A student may minor in geology by completing a minimum of 18 semester hours as follows:

      A maximum of SIX (6) HOURS from:

       PLUS a minimum of TWELVE (12) hours of upper-division geology courses.


Concentrations

See page 88 of the Undergraduate Catalog under Associate of General Studies degrees for more in the following:

  • Geographic Information Systems Concentration
  • Geography Concentration
  • Geology Concentration

Certificate

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

INTRODUCTORY GEOSCIENCE LABORATORY REQUIREMENT       3 hours

    Select THREE (3) HOURS from:

CORE COURSE REQUIRMENTS      9 hours

ELECTIVES       12 hours
  Select TWELVE (12) HOURS from:

TOTAL CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS       24 hours
 

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