BS - Geographic Information Science

  • College of Humanities and Social Sciences
    Geography and Anthropology Department

    Geographic Information Science, BS 

    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 theory and application of GIS and geospatial technologies. Students receive fundamental knowledge of geospatial skills, along with specific content in one of two systems: human-environment systems, or information 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.  Graduates of the major have obtained geospatial jobs related to crime analysis, emergency services, engineering, epidemiology, environmental management, forestry, housing, marketing, military sciences, sustainability, transportation, urban planning, and utilities, among others.

    This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses based on the Geographic Information Science degree requirements and course prerequisites in the Fall 2018 Undergraduate Catalog. (If course prerequisites change, you must meet the prerequisites in effect when you take the course, so always check the current Catalog for course prerequisites.) 

    Milestones/Notes:

    1. Must earn a grade of "C" or better in coursework.
    2. Not all courses are offered every semester.
    3. See KSU online Catalog or departmental website for pre-requisite(s) or course descriptions.

    Contact Information:

    Nancy Hoalst Pullen, npullen@kennesaw.edu
    (470) 578-2373

    http://ga.hss.kennesaw.edu/

     

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 2
  • MATH 1111 or MATH 1112 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1190
    3
  • First-Year Seminar or an academic Learning Community Required if first-year full-time student entering KSU with fewer than 15 semester hours.  
    0
  • 3
  • 4
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. MATH 1111 or higher is required; prerequsite for IS 2200.
  2. If GEOG 1101 is chosen for General Education E-4 requirement; student must choose from another course to fulfill Area F elective requirement. See Advisor for approved list of courses.

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • HIST 1100 or HIST 1111 or HIST 1112
    3
  • STAT 1107 or MATH 1160 or MATH 1190 or MATH 2202
    3
  • 4
Total: 16

Notes/Milestones:

  1. STAT 1107 is recommended for General Education Area D-1 Requirement.

Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • ART 1107 or DANC 1107 or MUSI 1107 or TPS 1107
    3
  • HIST 2111 or HIST 2112
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    2
Total: 17

Notes/Milestones:

  1. GEOG 1102 needs to be taken Year 2.

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
    4
  • Area F Requirement. See Advisor for approved list of courses.. 
    3
  • 2-Credit Hour Area F Requirement. See Advisor for approved list of courses.. 
    2
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones

  1. GEOG 3305 is taught online in Fall and in class in Spring.

Year 2 (Hours: 32)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • Area F Elective Course. See Advisor for an approved list of courses. 
    3
  • 3
  • 3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. GEOG 3315 is taught online in Fall and in class in Spring.

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. GEOG 4405 and GEOG 4500 are taught in class Fall and online in Spring.

Year 3 (Hours: 30)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 3
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curricululm.
    3
Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
  • 6
  • 3
  • 3
  • Free Elective. Any course in the university curriculum.
    3
Total: 15

Notes/Milestones:

  1. Capstone course to be taken last academic year.

Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 123 Hours

Milestones: All courses indicated as a Milestone with this icon ( ) should be completed in the term suggested to prevent delays in program completion.

Disclaimer: An academic map is a suggested four-year schedule of courses based on degree requirements in the KSU undergraduate catalog. This sample schedule serves as a general guideline to help build a full schedule each term. Some departments allow students to use the three credit first-year seminar course as a free elective for a degree program, which may impact the program's total credit hours. Milestones, courses, and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major are designated to keep you on track to graduate in four years. Missing milestones could delay your program. Enrolled Students should reference DegreeWorks and not this plan.

This map is not a substitute for academic advisement—contact your advisor if you have any questions about scheduling or about your degree requirements. Also see the current undergraduate catalog (catalog.kennesaw.edu) for a complete list of requirements and electives. Note: Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked; contact the department and/or program area for current information.

You may choose to attend a summer term to reduce your load during fall or spring terms but still stay on track to graduate in four years.


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