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.
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
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