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SOCIAL SCIENCES
Geospatial Specialization
 
Associate of Science Degree Offered through LO

Purpose: This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution. Students will develop both the theoretical knowledge and a practical facility with geospatial systems.

Transfer Information: Since four-year colleges can vary their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Recommended Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 3 units of mathematics (Aalgebra I-II and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
GIS 101 Introduction to Geospatial Technology I 3
1MTH 151 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts I or Higher level MTH 3
2___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
PED 116 Life Fitness and Wellness 1
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
Total   15
2nd Semester
3ENG 112 College Composition II 3
GIS 200 Geographical Information Systems I 3
ITE 115 Introduction to Computer Application and Concepts or 3
  CSC  110  Introduction to Computing  
1MTH 152 Mathematics for the Liberal Arts II or Higher level MTH 3
2___ Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Total   16
3rd Semester
4___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
CST 110 Introduction to Speech Communication or 3
  CST  126  Interpersonal Communication  
GEO 200 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GIS 201 Geographical Information Systems II 3
5HIS Elective 3
Total   15
4th Semester
ENG 200-Level Literature Elective 3
GIS 203 Cartography for GIS 3
GIS 205 3-Dimensional Analysis 3
SOC ___ Elective 3
6___ Social Science Elective 3
Total   15
Total credits for the Geospatial Specialization =61

1 Many universities require MTH 151 or higher while others require MTH 163 or MTH 166 or higher, often including a statistics course for majors in the social sciences. It is, therefore, important that students confer with a counselor to determine the appropriate mathematics courses for their intended transfer university. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 173 and MTH 271. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 174 and MTH 272.

2 See biology, chemistry (excluding CHM 101–102), ENV 121–122, physics, geology, or natural science courses with a lab component, listed under General Education Electives. Some four-year colleges require a two-semester sequence. Consult GIS faculty advisor for details.

3 May substitute ENG 125 with the advice of a counselor or academic advisor according to the requirements of the transfer institution.

4 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet requirements of transfer institution. ART 101, ART 102, or CST 130 is recommended.

5 See HIS courses listed under the social/behavioral science courses under General Education Electives. HIS 111 or HIS 112 is recommended.

6 See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.