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Geography Major: Geographic Information Science (GISCI) Concentration, B.A.; B.S.

B.A. degree or B.S. degree

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Advisors: Becker, Heumann, Li, Liesch, Tian, Wang, Zheng

Admission Requirements, Retention & Termination Standards

In order to sign a Geography Major: Geographic Information Science Concentration, a student must meet with a Geography and Environmental Studies faculty advisor and successfully complete GEO 203QR with a “C” or better.

 

Program Requirements

Core Courses I (3-4 hours)

Select one of the following:
GEO 105Physical Geography

3(2-2)

GEO 120QREnvironmental Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 201Weather and Climate

4(4-0)

GEO 205/GEL 205Oceanography

3(3-0)

GEO 210Landforms

3(2-2)

GEO 334/BIO 334Soil Science

3(2-2)

GEO 335Biogeography

3(3-0)

Core Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
GEO 121Human Geography and Globalization

3(3-0)

GEO 315Food and Agriculture

3(3-0)

GEO 317Economic Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 320Population Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 340Urban Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 345Political Geography

3(3-0)

Core Courses III (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
GEO 346Geography of the Developing World

3(3-0)

GEO 350United States and Canada

3(3-0)

GEO 365A Geography of Modern Europe

3(3-0)

GEO 373Latin America

3(3-0)

GEO 385China: Environment and People

3(3-0)

GEO 395Michigan

3(3-0)

Required Courses (21 hours)

CPS 180Principles of Computer Programming

3(3-0)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

GEO 300Research Methods in Geography

3(3-0)

GEO 303Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 308Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

GEO 450WIGeography Capstone

3(3-0)

STA 382QRElementary Statistical Analysis

3(3-0)

Electives (15 hours)

Select from the following in consultation with and approval of GISci advisor. A maximum of 3 hours of GEO 591 and/or GEO 597 may be applied to the concentration.

GEO 500Advanced Cartography

3(2-2)

GEO 503Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 505Mapping and Surveying Technology: CAD, GPA, and UAS

3(2-2)

GEO 508Applications of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

GEO 512Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis

3(2-2)

GEO 513Geographic Information Systems for Social Sciences

3(2-2)

GEO 528Environmental Modeling with GIS

3(2-2)

GEO 553GIS Operations and Practices

3(3-0)

GEO 575Special Studies in Geography

1-6(Spec)

GEO 591Internship

1-12(Spec)

GEO 597Independent Study

1-9(Spec)

Total: 45-46 semester hours