Applied Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

Undergraduate Concentration

The undergraduate concentration in Applied Geospatial Information Systems leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Sciences and is designed to prepare students to meet the rapidly increasing need for graduates who are highly qualified in the application and use of GIS for the agricultural, natural resource, and environmental sectors. Undergraduate courses are designed and taught with a practical, applied orientation and will meet the needs of any field of study, from Biology, Business, Education, and Engineering to Government, Law, Military, and Public Health. Research opportunities and internships are also available to students enrolled in the undergraduate program.

 Suggested Four Year Plan

FALL SEMESTER SPRING SEMESTER
Freshman Year
AGSC 1410 3
AGSC 2010 3
ECON 2010 3
ENGL 1010 3
MATH 1110 3
SAHE 1000 1
 
16
AGSC 1200 3
AGSC 2200 4
AGSC 2510 4
ENGL 1020 3
MATH 1120 3
 
15
Sophomore Year
ACCT 3200 4
BIOL 1010, 1011 or  
CHEM 1010, 1011 4
COMM 2200 3
ENGL 2010 3
 HIST 2010 3
 
17
BIOL 1020, 1021 or  
CHEM 1020, 1021 4
HIST 2020 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
HUMANITIES ELECTIVE 3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL ELECTIVE 3
 
16
Junior Year
AGSC 3350 3
AGSC 3550 3
AGSC 3560 3
AGSC 3570 3
SOCIAL/BEHAVIORAL ELECTIVE 3
 
15
AGSC 3340 3
AGSC 3580 3
AGSC 3590 3
AGSC 3600 3
  12
   
Senior Year
AGSC 4230 4
AGSC 4500 3
AGSC 4510 3
AGSC 4520 3
AGSC 4710 1
 
14
AGSC 4530 3
AGSC 4540 3
AGSC 4550 3
AGSC 4560 3
AGSC 4720 1
 
13

 

Undergraduate Concentration Courses

AGSC 2510 Fundamentals of Geospatial Information Systems
AGSC 3550 Global Positioning Systems
AGSC 3560 Spatial Analysis
AGSC 3570 Geospatial Metadata
AGSC 3580 Introduction to GIS for Natural Resources
AGSC 3590 Spatial Landscape Design and Analysis
AGSC 3600 Image Analysis and Remote Sensing
AGSC 4510 Geospatial Applications in Pest Management
AGSC 4520 Spatial Analysis in Biosecurity and Risk Assessment
AGSC 4530 Spatial Database Design and Management
AGSC 4540 Geospatial Information Systems Application and Design
AGSC 4550 Temporal Analysis of Spatial Information
AGSC 4560 Practicum in GIS

Departmental Requirements for Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences
MAJOR CORE: A minimum of 26 semester hours including, AGSC l200, 1410, 2010, 2200, 2410, 2510, 4500, 4710, 4720, and SAHE 1000.

GENERAL EDUCATION: 41 semester hours including:

  • Communications – 9 hours ENGL 1010,1020, COMM 2200;
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts – 9 hours – ENGL 2010-2024 (3 hours), ART 1010, MUSC 1020, or PHIL 2010;
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences – 6 hours – SOCI 2010, PSYC 2010 or ECON 2010 & 2020;
  • History – 6 hours – HIST 2010, 2020 or 2030;
  • Natural Sciences – 8 hours – CHEM 1110/1111 & 1120/1121 or BIOL 1010/1011 and Mathematics – 3 hours – MATH 1110, 1120 or 1410

Upper Division Policy
Students majoring in Agricultural Sciences must gain upper division status before enrolling in any upper division courses (3000 and 4000 levels). Upper division courses taken prior to being given upper division status may not be accepted towards the B.S. degree. Students may be admitted to the upper division after completing at least 60 degree-level lower division credits (as set out in the curriculum) with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 and completion of the Rising Junior Examination. It is the responsibility of the student to submit a formal petition to the Department. A departmental committee to ensure that all criteria have been met will review such petitions. Students seeking Teacher Certification must maintain a 2.75 gpa and apply for admission to “Teacher Education” through the Department of Teacher Education and Services as they transition to upper division courses.


 






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