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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-10 [Archived Catalog]

Geography – Geographic Information Science Major (B.S.)

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Special curriculum; major code BS4235

The goal of the Geography – Geographic Information Science major program is to provide a technical background for geographers interested in working with business, government, or planning agencies. The emphasis of the program is to develop a strong background in the field of geographic information science, as practiced in the fields of cartography, remote sensing, and quantitative methods.

Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must complete all Universitywide graduation requirements .

College-Level Requirements

Please see the College of Arts and Sciences  for college-level requirements.

Geography Requirements

Complete 55 hours of approved geography courses, including:


At least 30 hours at the 300 level or above. A minimum grade of C- is required for 100- and 200-level geography courses. No more than 5 hours each of 485 or 490/494 can count toward the 55 hours in geography. Hours in 486 do not count toward this total. Work with your advisor to develop a plan to complete the University General Education requirements.

Majors are not permitted to take geography and required courses pass/fail.

Program Requirements

You must meet all requirements for a geography major (listed above), with the following additional specifications:

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