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2018-2019 General Catalog 
  
2018-2019 General Catalog

Geography: Geographic Information Science Emphasis - BS


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S.J. and Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources

Department of Environment and Society

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  • For more information about Geography, see the website.
  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
  • Admitted students must meet with an academic advisor for help with semester-by-semester planning, connections to co-curricular experiences, understanding of USU policies, and accessing USU resources.  

  • Students can also have an emphasis in Human-Environment .

 

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements   see link

NOTES:

The highest Math Requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL) .

All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F basis. A grade of C- or better is required for all courses taken in the major department. The grade point average for all courses taught by the Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher. 

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU 2.5 GPA

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     GEOG 1300: World Regional Geography (BSS)   3    
ENVS 2000: Natural Resources Professional Orientation   1     STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5    
GEOG 1000: Physical Geography (BPS)   3     Breadth Humanities (BHU) course   3  
GEOG 1005: Physical Geography Lab   1     Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3  
Breadth American Institutions (BAI) Course   3   Elective or Minor course(s) 1-3  
Elective or Minor course(s) 4        
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3     WILD 2200: Ecology of Our Changing World (BLS)  or WATS 2220: General Ecology  or BIOL 2220: General Ecology    3  or 3  or 3    
GEOG 1800: Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences   3     Integrated Studies course 3  
GEOG 3100: Human-Environment Geography   3     Degree elective 3  
Degree elective 3   Elective or Minor courses 6  
Elective or Minor course 3        
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

GEOG 3800: Data Visualization    3     GEOG 4210: Geography of Utah  or PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)   3  or 3    
Depth Humanities (DHA) /Communication Intensive (CI)   3   GEOG 4870: Geospatial Analysis   3    
Degree Elective   3   Degree Elective   3  
Elective or Minor course 3   Elective or Minor courses 6  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

 

Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

WILD 5750: Applied Remote Sensing   3     GEOG 4210: Geography of Utah  or PSC 4810: Climate and Climate Change (DSC/QI)    3  or 3    
Degree electives 6   WATS 4930: Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis   3    
Elective or Minor courses 6   WATS 4931: GIS Research Projects   2    
      Degree elective 3  
      Elective or Minor course(s) 4  
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Comments

 

Geography Major Requirements (62 credits)


All courses required for the major must be taken on an A-B-C-D-F grade basis.  A grade of C- or better is required for all ENVS or GEOG courses used to meet requirements for a major in Geography.  The grade point average for all courses taught by The S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources must be 2.5 or higher.

Depth Requirements


In addition to two CI courses, and one QI course, complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC).

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