2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 21, 2019  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Science B.S.

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Susan Kirkpatrick Smith, Department Chair
Bachelor of Science Degree
Department of Geography and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences 
(470) 578-2373

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Geographic Information Science (GISc) integrates Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with applied research domains. The GISc program aims at producing high caliber graduates who are well trained in the technology, theory, and application of GIS and information systems. Students receive fundamental knowledge of human and physical geography, along with specific content in one of two systems: environmental systems or urban systems. GISc provides students a set of skills to manipulate, analyze, assess, and visualize data by way of digital maps and/or map imagery to solve problems in areas like urban and regional design, marketing and industrial location, transportation, precision agriculture, forestry, environmental systems, engineering, epidemiology, emergency services, crime analysis, and utilities.

General Education (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.   

Note:  Students should see their advisor for specific general education requirements in their concentration.

Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (16-18 Credit Hours)

Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)

Major Concentration (15 Credit Hours)

(Select one concentration):

Free Electives (6-8 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

University-Wide Degree Requirements (3 Credit Hours)


Graduation Credit Hour Total (123 Credit Hours)

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