Feb 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Suggested Four-Year Program of Study: GEOS-BS (GESS)


 

Geosciences Major, B.S. (Geospatial Science Concentration)

 
FRESHMAN YEAR (29-32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
ENGL 1010 - Critical Reading and Expository Writing   3 GEOS 1013 - Introduction to World Regional Geography   3
GEOS 1012 - Introduction to Cultural Geography   3 GEOS 1050 - Geosciences: Earth through Time Lecture   3
GEOS 1040 - Geosciences: Earth and Society Lecture   3 GEOS 1051 - Geosciences: Earth through Time Laboratory   1
GEOS 1041 - Geosciences: Earth and Society Laboratory      1 COMM 2055 - Argumentation and Debate   3
GEOS 1500 - Introduction to Geospatial Technologies   3 ENGL 1020 - Critical Thinking and Argumentation   3
MATH 1530 - Probability and Statistics - Noncalculus   3 CSCI 1100 - Using Information Technology  or Proficiency exam * 0-3
Fall Total 16 Spring Total 13-16

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR (31-32 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
GEOS 2020 - Scientific Methods in Geosciences       3 GEOS 2490 - Field Methods in Geospatial Technology   4
GEOS 2500 - Digital Mapping with GIS   3 PHIL 2640 - Science and the Modern World   3

CSCI 1200 - Adventures in Computing  or

CSCI 1250 - Introduction to Computer Science I  

3-4

GEOS 3500 - Geographic Information Systems        

3

Literature Course 3 GEOS 3600 - Remote Sensing   3
GEOS Elective Course 3 Social & Behavioral Science Course 3
Fall Total 15-16 Spring Total 16

 

JUNIOR YEAR (29-30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
HIST 2010 - The United States to 1877   3 GEOS 3700 - Geosciences Field Experience   3
GEOS 4317 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems   3 HIST 2020 - The United States since 1877                                    3
Fine Arts Course 3 GEOS 4237 - Advanced Remote Sensing   3
GEOS Elective Course 4 GEOS Elective Course 4
GEOS Elective Course 3-4    
Fall Total 16-17 Spring Total 13

 

SENIOR YEAR (30 credits)
Fall Semester Credits Spring Semester Credits
Free Elective Courses                15 Free Elective Courses               15
Fall Total 15 Spring Total 15

TOTAL = 120 credits

Note:


Proficiency exam may be taken for 0 credit in lieu of CSCI 1100 . Must be completed to meet Graduation requirements. Those students who complete the proficiency exam and are short credits towards their total degree requirements may be required to take additional electives.