B.A. in Geography: Geographic Information Technology

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Program Description

The Geographic Information Technology concentration of the Bachelor of Arts in Geography degree allows students to explore geospatial concepts, techniques and technologies. Students have opportunities to gain hands-on experience applying geographic and technological knowledge. 

Delivery Mode

Traditional (on campus)

Curriculum

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.


Course Credits
Freshman Year  
First Semester 16
GEO 100  Introduction to Geography 3
ENG 101  English Composition I 3
UNI 100  First-Year Seminar 1
Fine Arts General Education Course 3
Math General Education Course 3
Humanities General Education Course 3
   
Second Semester 15
General Education Option 3
Health and Wellness General Education Course 3
Natural Sciences General Education Course 3
Public Speaking General Education Course 3
Social Sciences General Education Course 3
   
Sophomore Year  
Third Semester 15
GEO 217  Demographic Analysis 3
GEO 222  Geo-Business 3
Ethics and Multiculturalism Course 3
General Education Options 6
   
Fourth Semester 15
GIS 303  Crime Mapping and Spatial Analysis   3
Laboratory Course 3
Free Electives 9
   
Junior Year  
Fifth Semester 15
EAS 300  Natural Hazards  3
GEO 360  Emergency Management 3
GIS 311  Geographic Information Systems 3
REC 362  Site Design and Management 3
Required Related Elective 3
   
Sixth Semester 15
GIS 350  Remote Sensing of the Environment 3
Required Related Elective 3
Free Electives 9
   
Senior Year  
Seventh Semester 15
GEO 426  Impacts and Sustainability of Tourism 3
GEO 474  Developing the Master Plan 3
Required Elective 3
Free Electives 6
   
Eighth Semester 15
GIS 314  Spatial Land Data in the Oil and Gas Industry 3
GEO 479  Internship 3
Free Electives 9
Total 120

Program Webpage

https://www.calu.edu/academics/undergraduate/bachelors/gis-emergency-managment/index.aspx