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Northwest Missouri State University


B.S. Comprehensive Major in Geographic Information Systems

No minor required

The Bachelor of Science degree program in Geographic Information Systems (comprehensive) is designed for students who are interested in spatial technology related career paths, including cartography, remote sensing, GIS (Geographic Information Systems), and GPS (Global Positioning System). Core requirements cover basic spatial technology related topics. In addition, students could choose areas of emphasis according to their interests or needs.

B.S. Degree; 53 hours; No minor required
Core Requirements Hours
32-201 Maps and Map Interpretation 3
32-207 GPS Fundamentals 3
32-221 Economic Geography 3
32-362 Cartography 3
32-363 Remote Sensing 3
32-365 Geographic Information Systems 3
32-410 Geographic Thought and Research Methods 3
32-465 Introduction to Customized GIS 3
32-499 Senior Seminar 1
32-565 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
44-140 Introduction to Programming Using Visual Basic 3
44-346 Database Applications 1
Additional Requirements for Emphasis
Data and Technology Emphasis
44-141 Computer Programming I 3
44-241 Computer Programming II 3
44-460 Database Systems 3
Geographic Emphasis
32-522 Urban Geography 3
Earth Technology Emphasis
27-360 Environmental Geology 4
27-515 Environmental Regulations 2
Civil/Public Emphasis
32-522 Urban Geography 3
34-355 Economic Development 3
Emergency Response Emphasis
36-301 Introduction to Diasaster Response and Recovery 3
36-302 Principles of Humanitarian Relief 3
Total Course Hours Required 53