B.S. Earth and Environmental Systems, Geospatial Systems Concentration

Program Admissions Requirements

There are no program admission requirements for the BS Earth and Environment Systems, Geospatial Systems Concentration.

General Education

The listing below includes program requirements that also fulfill General Education requirements.

Objective 16
Objective 23
Objective 3 - MATH 1160 or MATH 11703
Objective 46
Objective 5 - BIOL 1101, BIOL 1101L, and CHEM 11118
Objective 6 6
Students must fulfill Objective 7 or Objective 83
Objective 7 - GEOL 1107
Objective 8
Objective 93
Total Credits38

Major Requirements

Core Courses
The required Core 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
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
Geospatial Systems Concentration
This concentration 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.
MATH 1160Survey of Calculus3-4
or MATH 1170 Calculus I
MATH 3350Statistical Methods3
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 two courses from the following:6
Geologic Field Methods
Science in American Society
Historical Geography of Idaho
Special Topics in GIS
GeoTechnology Internship
Independent Problems and Studies in Geology
Environment and Geography
Cultural Geography
International Parks and Protected Areas
Global Environmental History
U.S. Environmental History
Environmental Politics and Policy
Environmental Ethics
Environmental Sociology
Or other approved course in related fields.
Total credits65


ENGL 3307 Professional and Technical Writing is recommended for all students.

 Degree Totals

Program Admission Requirements0
General Education38
Major Requirements (Required General Education credits removed.)54
Upper Division Free Electives3
Free Electives25
Total Credits120

ISU Degree Requirements

ISU General Education

Major Academic Plan (MAP)