Geography Specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Total Semester Hours: 30
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a technical sub-field of geography. It answers spatial questions and solves geographical problems. A background in geography and GIS is valuable to many careers and real-world applications. Using geographical knowledge through GIS, we can better understand and act on a range of spatialized issues. The BA in Geography with a specialization in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides a conceptual geographic foundation with focused training in GIS techniques, methods and theories, as well as related applications in other liberal arts and professional fields.
Completion of a minimum of 30 s.h. of course work is required as outlined below, consisting of:
12 s.h. of core required courses in GIS/geography courses; 3 s.h. in applied GIS elective courses;
6 s.h. of geography elective courses; 6 s.h. of electives, selected from the list of courses specified below.
At least 12 of the s.h must come from 100-level courses. A grade of C- or better is required for each course in the major requirements.