Geography (Geographic Information Science)

Description
The geographic information science (GIS) concentration is a structured interdisciplinary program. It is built on GIS course work currently being taught at ASU. Students who earn the concentration exit the program with standardized skill sets based on learning outcomes associated with each required course.

 Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 20 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 12 hours must be taken in courses offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
  • To enhance the understanding of the subject matter, the selected courses are sequential in nature and require certain prerequisites. Consequently, students should carefully note the semester in which any of these courses are offered.
  • *Prerequisite(s): Minimum 45 hours.
  • Students are limited to 3 total hours of Internship, Thesis, Individualized Instruction, or Directed Study.

Core 11 Hours Required

GIS 205 OR GPH 370 Geographic Information Technologies, CS (3)

GIS 211 OR GPH 373 Geographic Information Science I, CS (4) (Prerequisites: GPH 370 with C or better)

GIS 311 Geographic Information Science II, CS (4)

Upper Division GIS Electives 6 hours
Select elective courses from the GIS prefix.

Any GIS Upper Division Elective

Upper Division Related Coursework
Elective 3 hours

Select elective course from the following prefixes:

GCU, GIS, GPH, PUP, CEE, CSE, EEE, EGR, FSE or IEE

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

2020-21

Campus

Campus

Online

Advising

Advising

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

Downtown Phoenix
University Center, suite 300

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAGISEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact