Dec 03, 2022  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin Archived

Spatial Science, Natural Resources, B.S.


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The B.S. in spatial science program is designed to educate students in spatial science theory and application in order to meet increasing job market demands. It includes the major fields of geographic information systems, remote sensing, and surveying and global positioning systems. Students will start with the fundamentals of geospatial sciences both in theory and application and complete the degree with an emphasis in natural resources or land surveying. Students who complete the surveying emphasis track will satisfy the academic background requirement to become a registered surveyor in Texas; actual licensing requires work experience in addition to the educational background.

In order to receive the B.S. in spatial science, a student must complete the listed general education core, the common core of the spatial science major and one of the two emphasis tracks for a total of 120 semester credit hours of coursework. Specifically, it requires completion of:

Curriculum (120 hours)


1. Core Curriculum (42 Hours)


A. Communication Component Area (6 hours)


B. Mathematics Component Area (3 hours)


C. Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)


Three hours from:

Three hours from:

D. Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)


Three hours from:

E. Creative Arts (3 hours)


F. American History (6 hours)


G. Government/Political Science (6 hours)


H. Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)


I. Component Area Option-Communication (6 hours)


2. A spatial science core designed to provide broad exposure to all fields of spatial science: (41 hours)


A minimum grade of C is required for each course in the spatial science core.

Six hours from:


Three hours from:


Six hours from:


(Labs required)

Three hours from:


(Lab required)

Three hours from:


Complete the following track:


Natural Resources Track: (36 hours)


  • Twenty-four semester hours of FOR, ENV, GOL, HRT, AGR, AGN or BIO, including at least nine semester hours of 300- to 400-level courses. Nine to 10 semester hours of approved electives. A minor is required.

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