BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Geospatial Sciences

last updated 4/10/2018

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours14
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics OR higher 3
GEO 200 Exploring Our Digital Earth 3
GRY 108 Principles of Sustainability OR GEC 110 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
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
3
GEC 111 Humanities 3

Third Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours16
GEC 110 Social & Behavioral Sciences 3
GEO 363 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 4
GLG 115 Life of the Past OR GEC 107 Life Sciences (no lab) 3
General Electives 6

Fourth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours13
MTH 340 Statistical Methods* 3
GEO 561 Applied Geographic Information Science 3
GEC 105 Written Comm. & Integrative & Applied Learning 3
GRY 142 Introductory Physical Geography 4

Fifth Semester (fall)

CoursesHours
Total hours15
GEO 360 Interpretation of Aerial Photography 3
PLN 367 Planning Methods 3
GEO Elective 3
GRY 100 World Regional Geography OR GEC 115 Cultural Competence 3
General Elective 3

Sixth Semester (spring)

CoursesHours
Total hours17
GEO 562 Internet Geospatial Science 3
GEC 112 The Arts 3
GEO 551 Remote Sensing 3
General elective 8

Summer semester

CoursesHours
Total hours3
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)
3

Seventh Semester (fall)

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

Eighth Semester (spring)

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

TIPS FOR SUCCESS:
*or AGR 330, SOC 302, PSY 200, QBA 237, or REC 328
Field Study courses occasionally offered during intersessions or regular semesters