Sep 29, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Science, B.S.

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Teresa Raczek, Ph.D.

Interim Department Chair

Bachelor of Science Degree
Department of Geography and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
(470) 578-2373

The Bachelor of Science with a major 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.

General Education Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) (42 Credit Hours)

See listing of requirements.  

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

General Education Core Curriculum Requirements Specific to the Major

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

Major Concentration (12 Credit Hours)

Select one concentration:

Free Electives (15 Credit Hours)

Any courses in the university curriculum.

Program Total (120 Credit Hours)

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