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

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Bachelor of Science, Major in Geography, Geo-spatial Information Sciences
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication)6
Component Area II (Mathematics) 13
Component Area III (Life and Physical Science) 28
Component Area IV (Language, Philosophy, and Culture) 33
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
8 hours (2 courses) of Life and Physical Sciences (beyond the Core Curriculum)8
MATH 1342Elementary Statistics 13
or STAT 3379 Statistical Methds in Practice
Major Core
GEOG 1401Weather and Climate 24
GEOG 3301Environmental Geography3
GEOG 3350Cultural Geography3
Introductory Geography (choose 1 of the following)3
People, Place and the Envrnmt 3
World Reg Geo-Eur Asia Aust 4
Reg Geo-Lat Am Africa So Asia 4
Introductory Physical Geography (choose one of the following)3
Sustainability & Environment
Physical Geography
Physical Geology
Geologic & Environmental Hazards
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 three of the following)9
Sustainable Development
Tourism Geography
Hydrology and Water Resources
Conservation of Natural Res
Field Studies
Economic Geography
Urban Geography
Population Geography
Transportation Geography
Advanced Geography Electives 54
Minor (Required. Must include at least 9 hours of advanced credit)18
Total Hours120
First Year
Component Area II3ENGL 130213
Component Area IX4GEOG 1300, 2355, or 235623
ENGL 130113HIST 130133
GEOG 140124MATH 1342 or STAT 337943
 POLS 230553
 14 15
Second Year
Component Area III4Component Area III 4
GEOG 2320, 2341, GEOL 1403, or GEOL 140323Component Area V3
GEOG 24644GEOG 43613
HIST 130233GEOG 43653
POLS 230653Minor Course3
 17 16
Third Year
Component Area IV3GEOG 33013
GEOG 33503GEOG 33633
GEOG 43673Life & Physical Science 64
Life & Physical Science 64Minor Advanced Courses6
Minor Course3 
 16 16
Fourth Year
Component Area VIII3GEOG Advanced Elective84
GEOG Applied Cognate Course73GEOG Applied Cognate Courses76
GEOG 44684Minor Advanced Course 3
Minor Advanced Course 3 
 13 13
Total Hours: 120
Geography Applied Cognate Courses 7
GEOG 3310Sustainable Development3
GEOG 3352Tourism Geography3
GEOG 4330Hydrology and Water Resources3
GEOG 4331Conservation of Natural Res3
GEOG 4333Field Studies3
GEOG 4351Economic Geography3
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.