Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography, Geo-spatial Information Sciences

Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography, Geo-spatial Information Sciences
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics)3
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science)8
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture)3
Component Area V (Creative Arts)3
Component Area VI (U.S. History)6
Component Area VII (Political Science/Government)6
Component Area VIII (Social and Behavioral Sciences)3
Component Area IX (Component Area Option)4
Degree Specific Requirements
MATH 1369Elementary Statistics3
8 hours (2 courses) of Life and Physical Sciences (beyond the Core Curriculum)8
Introductory Geography (choose 2 of the following)6-7
People, Place and the Envrnmt 2
Weather and Climate 3
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust 4
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia 4
Human or Environmental Geography (choose one of the following)3
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Environmental Geography
Cultural Geography
Core of Concentration
GEOG 2464Intro to Geographic Info Sys4
GEOG 4365Applied Geographic Info Systms3
GEOG 3363Computer Cartography3
GEOG 4361Geographic Information Systems for Public Health3
GEOG 4468Remote Sensing4
GEOG 4367GIS Programming3
Applied Cognate (Choose two of the following)6-7
Sustainable Development
Tourism Geography
Hydrology and Water Resources
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Advanced Geography Electives6
Minor (Required. Must include at least 9 hours of advanced credit)18
Advanced Electives 56
Total Hours121-123
First Year
Component Area II3ENGL 130213
Component Area IX4HIST 130133
ENGL 130113MATH 13693
Introductory GEOG Courses26-7POLS 230543
 16-17 12
Second Year
GEOG 24644Component Area V3
HIST 130233GEOG 43653
Life and Physical Sciences 4GEOG 43613
POLS 230643Life and Physical Science 4
 Minor Course3
 14 16
Third Year
Component Area IV3Component Area III4
Component Area III4GEOG Advanced Elective3
GEOG 2320, 2341, 3301, or 33503GEOG 33633
GEOG 43673Minor Advanced Courses6
Minor Course3 
 16 16
Fourth Year
Component Area VIII3Advanced Electives56
Elective3GEOG Advanced Elective3
GEOG Applied Cognate Course63GEOG Applied Cognate Course63-4
GEOG 44684Minor Advanced Course 3
Minor Course (advanced)3 
 16 15-16
Total Hours: 121-123
Geography Applied Congregate Courses 6
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 3352Tourism Geography3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4356Urban Geography3
GEOG 4357Population Geography3
GEOG 4359Transportation Geography3
GEOG 4432Geomorphology4

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) marketable skills initiative is part of the state’s 60x30TX plan and was designed to help students articulate their skills to employers.  Marketable skills are those skills valued by employers and/or graduate programs that can be applied in a variety of work or education settings and may include interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skill areas.

The BS in in Geography, Geo-spatial Information Sciences is designed to provide graduates with the following marketable skills:

  • GIS programming.
  • Ability to understand, identify, and synthesize environmental & population data and produce it into map form.
  • GIS & map design and analysis.
  • Ability to produce and interpret remotely sensed data.
  • Technical writing & statistical analysis.