Bachelor of Science Earth and Environmental Systems, Geospatial Systems Track

Required Core Courses

The Required General Courses provide a solid background in Geosciences and other subjects. Environmental Systems include physical, biological and human systems; thus, the program incorporates course work in Biological Sciences, Physical and Social Sciences, and Mathematics. Some of these courses may satisfy General Education requirements.

GEOL 1107Real Monsters 13
GEOL 2204Fluid Earth4
GEOL 2205Solid Earth4
GEOL 2292Geosciences Careers Seminar1
GEOL 3315Evolution of the Earth's Surface4
GEOL 4403Principles of Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 4492Earth and Environmental Systems Seminar1
BIOL 1101
1101L
Biology I
and Biology I Lab
4
BIOL 1102
1102L
Biology II
and Biology II Lab
4
BIOL 2209
2209L
General Ecology
and General Ecology Laboratory
4
CHEM 1111
1111L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
5
MATH 1147College Algebra and Trigonometry (B.A.)5
or
College Algebra
and Trigonometry
Recommended:
ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3

 Geospatial Systems Track Requirements

This track combines courses in Geospatial Sciences, Environmental Geosciences, and supporting fields. This emphasis track will train students interested in geotechnology-related careers with government agencies, private companies, and academic institutions.

Required Courses:
GEOL 4404Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
GEOL 4407GPS/GNSS Applications in Research3
GEOL 4408GeoTechnology Seminar2
GEOL 4409Remote Sensing3
GEOL 4427Information Technology for GIS3
GEOL 4428Programming for GIS3
Select one course from the following:
GEOL 4480Special Topics in GIS1-3
GEOL 4481GeoTechnology Internship1-3
GEOL 4482Independent Problems and Studies in Geology1-3
Required Mathematics Courses:
MATH 3350Statistical Methods3
Select one of the following two courses:
MATH 1160Survey of Calculus3
or
MATH 1170Calculus I4
Select one course from the following:
GEOL 4410Science in American Society2
GEOL/HIST 4471Historical Geography of Idaho3
GLBL 3379Environment and Geography3
GLBL 4466Cultural Geography3
GLBL 4480International Parks and Protected Areas3
HIST 4430Global Environmental History3
HIST 4432U.S. Environmental History3
POLS 4455Environmental Politics and Policy3
PHIL 4455Environmental Ethics3
SOC 3335Environmental Sociology3