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Bachelor of Science in Geography: Geographical Information and Analysis Option

Geographical Information and Analysis Option. Students prepare for a career in the area of geographic information science and problem solving using a variety of spatial analysis techniques. Basic requirements include preparation in mathematics, science and computer science. Advanced course work includes work in cartography, GIS, remote sensing, spatial statistics, spatial analysis and data presentation and visualization. In addition, students are expected to take some coursework in one of the other areas of geography (physical, human, and regional).

Beyond the basic requirements listed under each option, both Geography B.S. degrees have a common set of general education requirements, including courses in English, mathematics, communications, humanities, social sciences and a history or philosophy of science course. Some courses are shared by the two options; however, different course selection menus apply for the remaining requirements. Specific requirements are shown in the worksheets for each option.


Bachelor of Science in Geography: Geographical Information and Analysis Option
General Requirements Credit Hours
English - ENGL 101 (or exemption) 0-3
ENGL 102 (or 105 or exemption) 0-3
200-level English course (ENGL 362 recommended) 3
COMS 130 (COMS 230, PHIL 148, PHIL 310, exemption) 0-3
History or Philosophy of Science
Choose on of the following or approval of Undergraduate Committee: HIST 103, 136, 305, 306, 311, 347, 360, 407
PHIL 370, 375, 380, 620, 622
GEOG 357
Two Principal Courses in the Humanities
Two Principal Courses in the Social Sciences
Preparation for the Major  
MATH 125 and MATH 126 10-11
EECS 138 or GEOG 514 or equivalent 3
PHSX 211 and 212 8
Geography Requirements
Overview Geography courses
GEOG 104 (GEOG 107) and GEOG 105 or GEOG 140 3
GEOG 111 or GEOG 210 3
GEOG 102 or GEOG 103 3
Additional Geography  
Two GEOG 300+ course in Physical Studies, Human Studies and/or Regional Studies 3
Core Geographic Information Science (Six courses, at least one from each category_ 20-24
Cartography and Visualization
GEOG 311, GEOG 513, GEOG 517
Geographical Information Systems
GEOG 358, GEOG 558, GEOG 758
Remote Sensing
GEOG 526, GEOG 726
GEOG 316, GEOG 516, GEOG 716
Geographic Information Sicence Electives 6-8
Two other courses from GIS studies (GEOG 511 and 514 recommended)  
Capstone Course  
GEOG 500 or GEOG 714  
Allied Field  
Three courses and 9 Hours minimum in one field (or a minor)
Examples areas: Area Studies, Atmospheric Science, Biology, Computer Science, Design, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Geology, Psychology, Urban Planning
Electives (14-23 credits, any university courses) 14-23
Hours and GPA Requirements  
Total Credit Hours > 124
CLAS Hours > 99
Junior Senior Hours > 45
KU Res Hours > 30
CC Transfer Credits < 64
Other KU Schools < 25
Hrs Music Org < 6
Hrs Phys Ed < 4
Overall GPA > 2.0
Geography GPA > 2.0


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