Geography (Geographical Information Science)

Description
Students in the geographical information science concentration are able to enter the job market and have knowledge for positions in GIS, meteorology, urban planning, travel and tourism, product marketing and others. Students develop a strong academic foundation that prepares them for graduate work in areas such as climate science, cultural geography, environmental and landscape dynamics, GIS science and spatial analysis, urban and regional analysis, and urban and environmental planning.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 19 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum 6 upper division hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • * Prerequisite: Minimum 45 hours

Part 1 - 3 Hours Required
Select in consultation with an advisor.

GCU 102 Introduction to Human Geography SB (3) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 205 with C or better)

GCU 241 The Global Economy in Transition, SB (3)

Part 2 - 10 Hours Required

GIS 205  Geographic Information Technologies, CS (3)

GIS 211 Geographic Information Science I, CS (4) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 205 with C or better)

GIS 470 Statistics for Geographers, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s) with C or better: MAT 117 (or MAT 119, 142, 170, 210, 211, 251, 265 or 270))

Part 3 - 6 Hours Required
Choose elective courses from the following:

GIS 311 Geographic Information Science II, CS (4) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 211 with C or better)

GIS 322 Programming Principles in GIS II (3) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 222 with C or better)

GIS 341 Introduction to Cartography and Georepresentation, CS (3)*

GIS 351 Air Photo Interpretation (3)*

GIS 412 Spatial Decision Support System (3) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 222 with C or better; GIS 311 with C or better)

GIS 431 Spatial Databases (3) (Pre-requisite: GIS 311; GIS 322)

GIS 441 Geographics: Interactive and Animated Cartography and Geovisualization, CS (3)*

GIS 461 Optimization Fundamentals for Spatial Analysis (3) (Prerequisite(s): MAT 170, 270, 271, or 272 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only GIS 461 or GIS 561 or PUP 481 or PUP 581)

GIS 462 Location Analysis and Modeling (3) (Prerequisite(s): GIS 211 with C or better; GIS 461 with C or better; Credit is allowed for only GIS 462 or GIS 562 or PUP 482 or PUP 582 or PUP 598 (Location Modeling))

GIS 470 Advanced Statistics for Geography and Planning, CS (3) (Prerequisite(s) GIS 270 with C or better)

Part 4 - 3 Upper Division Hours Required as needed to meet the required 12 hours of upper division coursework.

GIS GCU GPH PUP

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAGCUEMPS

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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