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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 ..............................41-46 hrs
(See Academic Degrees and Programs.)

Required Courses..............................................................43 hrs
ARC 150 Introduction to Archaeology
GSC 099 Transitions
GSC 101 The Earth and the Environment 1
GSC 110 World Geography 2
GSC 125 Weather and Climate 1
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 Park
GSC 310 Rock and Mineral Resources
GSC 314 Sediments and Soils
GSC 350 Field Techniques in Geosciences
GSC 390 Geoarchaeology
GSC 424 Conservation and Environmental Geosciences
GSC 488 Cooperative Education/Internship
GSC 489 Cooperative Education/Internship
GSC 507 Land Use Planning
GSC 562 Hydrogeology
GSC 591 Special Problems
GSC 592 Special Problems
GSC 593 Special Problems

Collateral requirement.......................................................8 hrs
MAT 150 2 (or above)
CSC 101 3 or CSC 1993

Unrestricted Electives..................................................12-18 hrs

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

1 Will count towards University Studies Scientific Inquiry, Methodologies, and Quantitative Skills requirements.
2 Will count towards University Studies Global Awareness, Cultural Diversity, and the World’s Artistic Tradition requirements.
3 Will count towards University Studies electives writing-intensive and technology-intensive requirements.


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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