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Geological Sciences, BS-MS, Geographic-Information Science


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General Education Requirements


Competencies

Competencies must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits.

Basic College Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

General Education Categories (34-35 credits total)

FYS, W-I, and OC courses must be completed within the student’s first 30 credits. Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines. First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements. 

♦FYS

First Year Seminar (Required of all freshmen and transfers with fewer than 15 transfer credits) 3 credits

♦W-I

Written Communication Level I 3 credits

♦OC

Oral Communication 3 credits
PGR Personal Growth and Responsibility 3 credits
CEA Creative Expression and Appreciation 3 credits
HP The Human Past 3 credits
CS Contemporary Society 3 credits
WC World Cultures 3 credits
#SR Scientific Reasoning Laboratory Course 4 credits
Any Scientific Reasoning Course 3-4 credits
QR Quantitative Reasoning 3 credits

  Written Communication (Level II & Level III) and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

Courses taken for Written Communication Level II, Level III and Diversity, Power Dynamics and Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply.  Credits will be counted in the area where they apply.

W-II Written Communication - Level II
W-III Written Communication - Level III
DPDS Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice

       Students may choose to use support courses to satisfy general education categories, but may not be required to do so.  Note:  If a course is used to satisfy two or more requirements (for example, a support course and Scientific Reasoning requirement), the credits are counted in only one place.  Using a course to satisfy more than one requirement does not reduce the credit total required for graduation.  

       Courses used to satisfy the general education requirements of the university must be taken from a minimum of six different academic disciplines.  First Year Seminar and Level I Written Communications courses are exempt from this restriction.  Courses may not be used to fulfill both major discipline and general education requirements.

#       These Scientific Reasoning General Education Category courses do not have to be a sequence or be from the same discipline.

        Level II and Level III Written Communications courses and Diversity, Power Dynamics & Social Justice may be used to satisfy requirements anywhere else in a student’s program of study where they may apply. The credits are counted only in one area.

♦        General Education categories to be completed with the first 30 credits. Exceptions in the timing of these courses will be made for transfer students.

 

COURSES IN MAJOR (51-53 credits total)


Major Concentration Courses (18-20 credits)


  • GPH 903 Geographic Information Systems
  • GPH 909 Interpretation/Analysis of Remote Sensing Imagery
  • GPH 904 GIS for Research and Analysis
  • GPH 952 Spatial Database Analysis and Design

       And choose any two GLS 200 or above courses:

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♥ Required Support Courses (17-20 credits)


5th Year Courses (19-21 graduate credits)


Fall

  • GPH 942 Advanced Geographic Quantitative Methods
  • GPH 945  GIS Project Implementation
  • GPH 960  Software Design and Programming in GIS

Spring

  • GPH 876  Directed Study (thesis)
    OR
  • GPH 965  Seminar in GIS
    AND
  • GPH or GLS    Graduate Elective
    AND
  • GPH or GLS   Graduate Elective
     

 

Free Electives (12 credits minimum)


​Additional free elective credits beyond the credits listed may be required based on the use of support courses to satisfy General Education Category requirements

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Total credits for combined degree: 139-141


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