Geographic Information Science Track

Chair: George W. Kipphut. 

Faculty: Cetin, El-Masri, Hong, Kipphut, Ortman, Stinchcomb, Wesler, Zhang.

AREA:
Geoscience/Geographic Information Science  (Geography) Track


Bachelor of Science Degree

CIP 40.0601

University Studies Requirements...............................38-43 hrs

 

Required Courses.............................................................43 hrs

ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology2

GSC 100T Transitions

GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment1

GSC 110 World Geography2

GSC 125 Weather and Climate1

GSC 202 Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences

GSC 301 Understanding Scientific Communication

GSC 305 Introduction to Cartography

GSC 312 Introduction to Remote Sensing

GSC 330 Economic Geography

GSC 336 Principles of Geomorphology

GSC 512 Remote Sensing

GSC 521 Geographic Information Systems

 

Required Limited Electives.............................................10-11 hrs

Choose from the following approved electives

GSC 210 Hydrology

GSC 303 Introduction to Water Science

GSC 306 Landscapes of the National Parks

GSC 310 Rock and Mineral Resources

GSC 314 Sediments and Soils

GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences

ARC 390 Geoarchaeology

GSC 424 Conservation and Environmental Geosciences

GSC 488 Cooperative Education/Internship

GSC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship

GSC 507 Land Use Planning

GSC 522 Digital Cartography

GSC 562 Hydrogeology

GSC 591 Special Problems

GSC 592 Special Problems

GSC 593 Special Problems

 

Collateral requirements.......................................................8 hrs

MAT 1501 (or above)

CSC 1013, or CSC 1993

 

Unrestricted Electives .................................................15-21 hrs

 

Total Curriculum Requirements...................................120 hrs 

 

1Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills 

2Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Traditions 

3Will count towards University Studies requirements in the category of Writing-Intensive and Technology-Intensive electives 

 

Students interested in the program should contact:

Qiaofeng (Robin) Zhang
Professor
Advisor, Geographic Information Science
Department of Geosciences
334 Blackburn Hall
Murray State University
Murray KY 42071

E-mail: robin.zhang@murraystate.edu
270-809-6760 (voice)
270-809-3276 (fax)

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