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Campus: Boulder County Campus

Geospatial Science Bachelor of Applied Science

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your degree and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a four-year BAS Degree in Geospatial Science and enter the workforce. Students explore both theoretical and practical experience in geospatial science. This degree path prepares students to perform professional geospatial science-based work using geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, programming, databases, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and global navigation satellite system (GNSS) technologies. Upon completion, students will be qualified for career opportunities in numerous fields such as analyst, scientist, instructor, and biological science or security agency environments. Students will also be qualified to continue on to a Master's program in a geospatial field if desired.

This BAS degree is intended to be a continuation of the AAS in GIS from Front Range Community College, but the courses are open to non-degree seeking students as well. All students must complete the GIS Certificate coursework along with MAT 135 (Introduction to Statistics), and ENG 121 (English Composition I) prior to beginning upper-level coursework for the BAS.

Transfer credits from accredited programs will be considered.

Learn more about this program.

First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 131Technical Writing I: GT-CO1

3

GIS 140Vector Based GIS

3

GIS 110Intro to Cartography for GIS

3

GIS 150Relational Database Mgmt for GIS

3

ELECTIVE BUS 217 or MAR 216

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 131Global Positioning Sys for GIS

3

GIS 240Raster Based GIS

3

MAT 135Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1

3

GIS 235INT Remote Sensing/Image Analysis

4

COM 220Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Semester Note: Upon completion of GIS 140, GIS 110, GIS 150, and GIS 131, you should apply for the Foundations of Geographic Information Systems Certificate.

Third Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 165GIS Project Management

3

GIS 260GIS Survey I

3

GIS 205Geographic Information Systems Applications

3

GIS 211Spatial Data Modeling & Analysis for GIS

4

ELECTIVE BUS 102 or MAN 160

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 261GIS Survey II

3

GEN EDUGEO 111 or GEY 135

4

GIS 242UAS Operations/Data Processing

3

CAPSTONE GIS 280/289

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Semester Note: Upon completion of GIS 140, GIS 110, GIS 150, GIS 131, GIS 165, GIS 205, GIS 240, GIS 211, and GIS 235, you should apply for the Geographic Information Systems Certificate.

Fifth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 335Geospatial Statistics

4

CSC 119Introduction to Programming

3

GIS 301GIS for Natural Sciences

3

GIS 350Advanced Database for GIS

4

GEO 106Human Geography: GT-SS2

3

Total Credit Hours:17

Sixth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
ELECTIVE MGD 112/133/141

3

GIS 410Geomorphology and GIS

4

GIS 411Hydrology Analysis with GIS

4

CSC 160Computer Science I: (Language)

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Seventh Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 312Advanced Remote Sensing

4

GIS 311Advance Spatial Analysis

4

GIS 305Programming for GIS

3

GEN EDUPHY 105, BIO 105/221, CHE 105, or GEO 111

4

Total Credit Hours:15

Eighth Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 412Photogrammetry and LiDAR

4

ELECTIVE Geospatial BAS Degree Electives*

3

GIS 488Practicum

4

ELECTIVE Geospatial BAS Degree Electives*

2

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 120

Important Program Notes:

*Geospatial BAS Degree Electives: May be taken from any of the following areas of study: Biology (BIO), Business (BUS), Computer Information Systems (CIS), Computer Web-Based (CWB), Computer Science (CSC), Geography (GEO), Geospatial Information Science, (GIS), Management (MAN), and Multimedia Design (MGD).