Geographic Information Science Bachelor of Applied Science

Degree Requirements

To graduate, students will have completed 120 credits with at least 48 credits earned at a four-year institution. At least 30 credits must be from UWRF, including the final 15 credits, and all general education requirements must be met. See requirements.

In addition to the general education requirements, UW-River Falls students must complete two, university-required courses in American cultural diversity and global perspectives. See list of approved courses.

Transferring Credit

Credit will be awarded for college-level course work completed at accredited institutions. While general education credits are generally accepted from two-year colleges, this new program makes it possible for students to receive university credit for technical and work specific courses as well. For more information on how your college credits will transfer to UW-River Falls, visit the Transfer Credit Policy web page or contact the Admissions transfer officer.

Required Courses:

GEOG 250 Introduction to Cartography and GIS, 3 credits
GEOG 351 Map Design, 3 credits
GEOG 360 GIS: Theory and Methods, 3 credits
GEOG 365 Quantitative Techniques for Geographers, 3 credits
GEOG 401 Senior Colloquium in Geography, 3 credits

Intermediate Directed Electives: 3-6 credits

Advanced Directed Electives: 3-6 credits

Electives: 3-9 credits

Geography and Geographic Information Science Department

344 Kleinpell Fine Arts

Charles Rader-Chair, John Heppen, Mathew Dooley, Ruth Baker

For More Information

Debra Hare
Outreach Program Manager