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Lake Superior State University

Geospatial Technology

Program Description

Completion of this program will provide students with a credential that is in high demand in many different disciplines/industries.  The program provides a well-rounded suite of skills including:  field-based primary data collection using a variety of survey and global positioning devices; hands-on experience with a variety of geographic information systems including ESRI's suite of tools; the basics of geospatial analysis; and advanced skill development in interpretation of remote sensing data and aerial photographs, spatial statistics, and geospatial programming.  Students may pursue this program in the context of their major by completing discipline specific projects in the GIS courses and a required minor.

Degree Requirements

Geospatial Technology Core Requirements (28-32 credits):

  • EVRN131 Introduction to GIS and GPS 2
  • EVRN225 Intermediate GIS 3
  • EVRN325 Geospatial Analysis 3
  • EVRN355 GIS Programming and Applications 4
  • EVRN365 Applied Geospatial Technologies 4
  • EVRN445 Remote Sensing and Spatial Statistics 4
  • CSCI105 Introduction to Computer Programming 3

Complete one course from the following four:

  • BIOL284 Principles of Forest Conservation 4
  • EVRN211 Field Data Methods 1
  • GEOL308 Structural Geology Systems 5
  • RECS365 Expedition Management 3

Complete one course from the following four:

Complete one of the following Minors:

  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Science
  • General Business
  • Geography
  • Geology
  • Homeland Security
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Marine & Freshwater Science
  • Political Science
  • Public Administration
  • Sociology
  • Web Development

Other minors approved by student's Geospatial Technology advisor.

Free Electives to total 62 credits

General Education: All LSSU Associate’s degree candidates must complete the LSSU General Education Requirements.

A minimum of 62 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.  A gpa of 2.00 or higher is also required in your Major, as well as in your General Education Requirements.

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