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Geospatial Programming Entrepreneur

Social Sciences Department

Freelance in Geospacial Programming (image credit:in.nrcs.usda.gov)

This degree program provides students with the foundation skills to freelance in geospatial programming. Students are introduced to map reading/interpreting skills and specialized applications in reference to coordinate systems. This program emphasizes both conceptual and technical skills that enable students to apply geospatial technologies including global positioning systems (GPS) and remote sensing. Students in this program acquire the ability ask questions and solve business problems regarding the management of spatial data. They learn to use the modern geographic tools to develop computer programs that access data, integrate them into web-based applications, and custom user interfaces. In addition, students are provided with an introduction to database management systems as they are used to organize large geo-referenced data sets.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS Credit Hours
GEOG 101A Physical Geography 4
GEOG 230 Elements of Map Design 3
GEOG 231 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 232 Applications of Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 290CI GIS Internship 2
CIS 153AW Introduction to Database Management 1
CIS 162 Visual C# Programming 3
CIS 253 Database Design and Implementation 3
CIS 257 Designing Internet Applications 3
CIS 260A Visual Basic 3
CIS 267 Web Programming using ASP 3
Total  31
ENTREPRENEUR CORE REQUIREMENTS  
BUS 131 Introduction to Entrepreneurship 1
BUS 104 Accounting For Business Owners 3
BUS 161A Effective Selling or BUS/CIS 220 E-Business 3
BUS 230 Entrepreneurial Planning 3
BUS 240 Entrepreneurship Capstone 3
Total  13
GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS  
BCOM 101 Business and Technical Communications 3
BCOM 102 Advanced Business and Technical Communications 3
MATH 115 Probability and Statistics or BUS 105 Business Statistics 3
COM 101 Oral Communications or BUS 127 Human Relations 3
CIS 120A Intro to Computer Information Systems 3
PHIL 205 Business Ethics 3
PEA 101A, PEA 103, PEA 104A, PEA 118, or PEA 201 1
HE 110 Industrial Safety and Workplace Training or any PEA Physical Education or any DNC Dance 1
Total  20
   
GEOSPATIAL PROGRAMMING DEGREE TOTAL  64