Geospatial Analysis major

Interested in a career in Geographic Information Science (GIS)? This major prepares you for a geospatial career by providing an understanding of core geographic concepts and state-of-the art technologies. The University of Mary Washington is located close to the largest job market in the US for geospatial careers. Our emphasis on spatial thinking and practical problem solving, along with a strong alumni network,  helps students parlay their liberal arts education and focused geospatial skills into professional work.

 

Core Requirements (15 credits):

  • GISC 200 or GEOG 250 Introduction to GIS (4)
  • GEOG 102 Introduction to Human Geography (3)
  • GEOG 111 Landform Processes (4)
  • GISC 351 Spatial Analysis (4)

Foundation (3 credits) choose one:

  • DATA 101 Introduction to Data Science
  • CPSC 110 Introduction to Computer Science
  • GEOG 325 Quantitative Methods in Geography

Breadth Requirements (9-10 credits): Take one course from each of the 3 areas of specialization, at least one being at 300-level.

Society & Politics Culture Environment
231: Introduction to Planning 101: World Regional Geography 110: Weather & Climate w/lab
236: Globalization & Local Development 221: Geography of Eastern North America 240: Hazards & Resilience
237: Cities 222: Geography of Western North America 241: Biogeography
331: Race & Place in America 301: Geography of Latin America & Caribbean 245: Environment & Society
332: Migration Politics 304: Geography of Middle East 325: Dynamic Climatology
333: Planning Seminar 335: Sacred Spaces 326: Glacial Geomorphology
337: Nature of Cities* 339: Development Studies 327: Climate Change
338: Geopolitics 361: Grassroots Development in Guatemala 337: Nature of Cities*

*GEOG 337 may be counted in one area of specialization only.

Upper Level Geography Requirement (3 credits):

  • One upper-level thematic geography course (GEOG 301-339)

Upper Level GIS Requirements (8 credits):

  • GISC 340 Remote Sensing & Air Photo Interpretation
  • GISC 355 Mobile GIS & GPS
  • GISC 450 GIS Programming
  • GISC 471 Special Topics
  • GISC 482 Web GIS: Concepts and Applications

Capstone (3 credits): GEOG 490 Senior Seminar in Geography