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.
1 Many universities require MTH 154 or higher while others require MTH 161 or MTH 162 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 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 263.
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 ENG 125 is a preferred course if transferring to George Mason University. Students considering transfer should consult an academic advisor to select the appropriate course.
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 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 126, or CST 229.
6 HIS 101, HIS 102 or HIS 112 is recommended to meet the Western civilization requirement at many universities.
7 SOC 200 is recommended to meet the Sociology requirement at many universities.
8See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives.