Oct 31, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020) 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog (August 2019 - July 2020) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geography and Geospatial Science (BS)


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The primary objective of the Geography and Geospatial Science program is to provide an understanding of the interrelationships between humans and their cultural and physical environments. Factual information is combined with geographic theories to identify, through critical thinking, the spatial relationships found on Earth’s surface. Attention is also given to geographic tools and methods used in the collection, analysis, and visualization of geospatial data, including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS) and remote sensing (e.g., satellite and drone technologies). The major in Geography and Geospatial Science will prepare students for various in-demand careers with government agencies, private businesses, and non-profit organizations. Students will also acquire foundational knowledge and skills in preparation for advanced graduate study.

Students seeking the Bachelor of Science degree may earn a major in Geography and Geospatial Science as outlined below. Note required grade average in the Department of Social Sciences.

Core Requirements


The degree of Bachelor of Science, with a major in Geography and Geospatial Science, requires successful completion of 120 semester hours, including (1) the General Education Program , and (2) the Geography and Geospatial Science program listed below. Junior/Senior students may also complete a 3-to-6 hour internship subject to approval of the geography faculty. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for the major.

Geography and Geospatial Science Major Requirements


40-43 credit hours

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