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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems Concentration

The Geographic Information Systems Concentration prepares students to use a Geographic Information System (GIS) to analyze and communicate spatial relationships. GIS is a relatively new technology designed to collect, store, manage, analyze, and display spatial relationships between both similar and dissimilar features and their attributes. It is widely used for scientific investigations, natural resource management, infrastructure management, and development planning. Graduates of this program are also trained in the use of remote sensing data, GPS data collection, and image analysis software for employment opportunities in local, federal, and state government agencies, commercial consulting firms, and non-profit organizations.


Credit Hours

General Education (see TBR Common Core)
University-Wide Freshman Seminar Requirement


Specific General Education Requirements: 12 Credit Hours

Specific Requirements for all Geosciences Majors: 8 Credit Hours

Lower Division Major Requirements: 6 Credit Hours

Upper Division Major Requirements: 14 Credit Hours

Major Electives

Group 1: General Electives: 6 Credit Hours

Group 2: Allied Sciences: 12 Credit Hours


Group 3: Geosciences Electives: 12 Credit Hours

  • Upper division courses offered through Department of Geosciences:  3000-4999 level of Geography or Geology

Electives: 16 Credit Hours

  • Sixteen (16) credit hours of any courses required to complete the B.S. degree.  Consult with your advisor for courses needed to complete the remaining credit hours of this concentration.

Program Total: 120 Credit Hours