BS - Geospatial Sciences - Human Environmental Concentration

  • The Bachelor of Science with a major in Geospatial Sciences (GSS) integrates various geospatial technologies with applied research domains. The GSS program aims at producing high caliber graduates who are well trained in the theory and application of geospatial technologies, including GIS, remote sensing, and land surveying. Students receive fundamental knowledge of geospatial skills, along with specific content in one of three concentration: human-environment systems, information systems, or land surveying. Geospatial Sciences provide 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, land surveying, transportation, urban planning, and utilities, among others.

Term 1

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1101 English Composition I
      3
    • ECON 1000 Contemporary Economic Issues
      2
    • GEOG 1101 Intro to Human Geography
      3
    • GEOG 1112 or GEOG 1113
      4
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area A2
      3
    Total: 15

Term 2

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • ENGL 1102 English Composition II
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E3
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D1
      3
    • General Edcuation Core Curriculum Area D2
      4
    • GEOG 1101 or GEOG 1125 or GEOG 1130
      3
    Total: 16
Year 1 (Hours: 31)

Term 3

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • POLS 1101 American Government
      3
    • GEOG 3305 Intro Cartographic Processes
      3
    • GEOG 3315 Intro Geographic Information
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area D2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E4
      3
    Total: 15

Term 4

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • GEOG 4405 Adv Geographic Information
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area E2
      3
    • General Education Core Curriculum Area B2
      3
    • General Edcuation Core Curriculum Area C1
      3
    • GEOG 2200 or TCOM 2010
      3
    Total: 15
Year 2 (Hours: 30)

Term 5

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • GEOG 2391 Professionalism and Ethics
      2
    • SURV 3320 Photogrammetry & Drone Analys
      3
    • Area F Elective (1 of 2)
      3
    • Free Elective (1 of 5)
      3
    • Physical & Environmental Course
      3
    Total: 14

Term 6

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • GEOG 4410 Introduction to Remote Sensing
      3
    • Area F Elective (2 of 2)
      3
    • General Educaiton Core Curriculum Area C2
      3
    • Free Elective (2 of 5)
      3
    • Human & Society Course
      3
    Total: 15
Year 3 (Hours: 29)

Term 7

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • Group A Course (1 of 2)
      3
    • Group A Course (2 of 2)
      3
    • Free Elective (3 of 5)
      3
    • Physical & Environmental or Human & Society Course (1 of 2)
      3
    • Physical & Environmental or Human & Society Course (2 of 2)
      3
    Total: 15

Term 8

  • Requirement
    Hours
    • GIS 3398 Internship
      6
    • Group B Course
      3
    • Free Elective (4 of 5)
      3
    • Free Elective (5 of 5)
      3
    Total: 15
Year 4 (Hours: 30)


Program Total: 120 Hours

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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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