GIS Pathway Program Curriculum

The pathway program curriculum includes one required course and three electives.

  • Required Couse
    • SPA 110 Introduction to Spatial Analysis and GIS (Fall & Spring)
  • Take one elective from Category I*
    • SPA 210 Advanced Spatial Analysis & GIS (Spring)
    • EVST 205 Great Environmental Disasters (Fall)
    • HIST 251 Mapping African History (Spring)
    • EVST 350 Environmental Design Studio II (TBD)
    • EVST 351 PanaMapping: GIS in the Jungle (May Term)
    • EVST 391 Environmental Hydrology (Spring)
    • SOAN 305 Mapping People Mapping Place (Spring)
    • BUS 351 GIS & Spatial Analysis for Orgs (Spring)
    • * Other classes with a GIS component may be approved as a Category I elective.
  • Take two electives from Category II or one from Category II plus a summer GIS internship*
    • SPA 425 Remote Sensing Image Analysis (Spring)
    • GIS 411 Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Research, and Applications (Fall & Spring)
    • GIS 467 Introduction to Programming for GIS (Fall & Spring)
    • * The students who complete GIS 411 and GIS 467 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 are eligible to waive GIS 611 and GIS 667 required by the Master’s program. Doing so, the students can take other electives of interest.

SUGGESTED ACADEMIC PLANS

In order to complete the required courses, students need to make their academic plans before their senior year. Below are the 4-year, 3-year, and 2-year plan examples. Students will work in collaboration with their CAS advisor and their GIS advisor to customize an academic plan. 

4-YEAR PATHWAY

This plan is suggested for the freshmen who are interested in learning spatial literacy in their first year.

YEAR –SEMESTER

AVAILABLE COURSE(S)

 

Year 1 – FA

SPA 100

 

Year 2 – FA

SPA 110

 

Year 2 – SP

SPA 210 | EVST 205 | HIST 251

 

Year 3 – SP

SPA 425 | EVST 391 | SOAN 305 | BUS 351

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Year 3 – May

EVST 351

 

Year 4 – FA

GIS 411

 

Year 4 – SP

GIS 467

 

 

3-YEAR PATHWAY

This plan is suggested for the sophomore who want to complete the pathway program in three years.

YEAR –SEMESTER

AVAILABLE COURSE(S)

 

Year 1 – FA

SPA 110

 

Year 1 – SP

SPA 210

 

Year 2 – SP

SPA 425 | EVST 391 | SOAN 305 | BUS 351

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Year 2 – May

EVST 351

 

Year 3 – FA

GIS 411

 

Year 3 – SP

GIS 467

 

 

2-YEAR PATHWAY

This plan is suggested for the juniors who have two years to complete the course requirement.

YEAR –SEMESTER

AVAILABLE COURSE(S)

 

Year 1 – FA

SPA 110

 

Year 1 –  SP

SPA 210 | SOAN 305 | BUS 351| EVST 391

Apply for GIS Pathway Program

Year 1 – May

EVST 351

 

Year 2 – FA

GIS 467

 

Year 2 – SP

SPA 425