BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geospatial Sciences

The following is a sample schedule for this major — your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor, review the program requirements and find out the class schedule before confirming your schedule.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2021-22 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations
or UHC 110 Freshman Honors Seminar
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics
or MTH 134 Algebraic Reasoning and Modeling
or MTH 136 Precalculus 1
or MTH 137 Precalculus 2
or MTH 138 Pre-Calculus Mathematics
GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth 3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability 3
Total hours14

Second semester (spring)

COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
CSC 130 The World of Computer Science 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
General Education focus on Humanities 3
Total hours15

Third Semester (fall)

General Education focus on Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GLG 115 Life of the Past OR General Education focus on Life Sciences 3-4
General Electives 6
Total hours16-17

Fourth Semester (spring)

AGR 330 Statistical Applications in Agriculture
or MTH 340 Statistical Methods
or PSY 200 Psychological Statistical Methods
or QBA 237 Basic Business Statistics
or REC 328 Statistical Applications in Recreation, Sport and Park Administration
or SOC 302 Statistics for Social Research
GEO 561 Applied Geographic Information Science 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines
or HST 210 Writing II: Historical Inquiry
or AGR 320 Writing in the Applied Sciences
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography
or GRY 135 Principles of Weather and Climate
or GLG 171 Environmental Geology
or GLG 110 Principles of Geology
Total hours12-13

Fifth Semester (fall)

GEO 360 Interpretation of Aerial Photography 3
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
GEO Elective 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography 3
General Elective 3
Total hours15

Sixth Semester (spring)

GEO 562 Internet Geospatial Science 3
General Education focus on The Arts 3
GEO 551 Remote Sensing 3
General elective 8
Total hours17

Summer semester

GRY 301 Geography of the Ozarks
or GRY 353 Field Experience in Geography (inside continental USA)
or GRY 470 Field Experience in Geography (outside continental USA)
Total hours3

Seventh Semester (fall)

GEO 566 Advanced Geographic Information Science 3
GEO 568 Thematic Cartography 3
GEO OR GRY Elective higher than 275 3
General electives 6
Total hours15

Eighth Semester (spring)

GEO 572 Introduction to Photogrammetry and LiDAR Technology 3
GEO OR GRY Elective higher than 275 6
General electives 6
Total hours15

Contact your advisor prior to each registration period to stay on track.
Field Study courses occasionally offered during intersessions or regular semesters


Degree plan last reviewed 04-16-2021.