Sep 25, 2020  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2013-14 [Archived Catalog]

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


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Major code BS4235

College of Arts and Sciences 
Geography Department
Clippinger Laboratories 122
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1140
Fax: 740.593.1138
meeksa@ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/geography

Geoff Buckley, contact person
 

Program Overview

The goal of the geography–geographic information science (GISc) major program is to provide a strong technical background to geographers interested in pursuing jobs requiring quantitative geographic analysis skills, and expertise with geographic information systems and related mapping technologies. Geographic information science (GISc) synthesizes theories and techniques from several disciplines to provide students with a multidisciplinary foundation in the design and use of geographic information systems.
 

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.
 

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Job opportunities for GISc specialists abound in both government and private sectors. Depending on skill level, career tracks include, but are not limited to the following: data technician, database administrator, cartographer, geospatial analyst, software designer, GIS educator, and project manager.
 

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


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

College-Level Requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences


View the A&S - College Level Requirements (A&S CLR) .

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


The major requirements for the B.S. degree in Geography - Geographic Information Science is a minimum of 44 hours of geography.

Geography Foundations


Complete the following geography foundation courses with at least the minimum grade indicated for each course:

Geography Regional Course


Complete one regional course from the following:

Program Requirements


Core Courses


Complete the following three required courses:

Recommended Courses


The following courses are highly recommended and students are encouraged to take some of them to satisfy the University General Education Requirements and the College of Arts and Sciences Requirements.

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