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This degree program prepares students for careers as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts. Students receive specialized training in geographic fundamentals, GIS database design, spatial analysis, demographic analysis, computer programming, digital image analysis, cartographic design and global positioning system (GPS) principles. Students become skilled in using popular GIS software packages and GPS mapping products.


First Year   Hours
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 3
CISP 1090 Intro to Programming 3
CISP 1170 Intro to Visual Basic 3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
GIS 101 Introduction to GIS 4
GIS 105 Computer Cartography 3
GIS 110 Geographic Database Technology 3
MATH 1530 Probability & Statistics 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
    First Year Total 28
Second Year    
BUSN 2365 Database Creation and Design 3
CISP   Directed CISP Elective1 3
GEOG 2010 World Geography 3
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology 4
GIS 210 Global Positioning Systems & Digital Imagery 3
GIS 211 GIS Internet Mapping Technology 3
GIS 220 GIS Network & Demographic Applications 3
GIS 230 GIS Project Management 3
GIS 290 Directed Research Project 4
    Humanities Elective 3
    Second Year Total 32

1Directed elective may be selected from any CISP course except CISP 1080.  Consult with your faculty advisor for the most appropriate course.

Students pursuing this area of study will be advised by the Social Science, Business and Education Division.

This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation.  Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

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