Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in the Geography Department

The Geography Department offers a wide variety of courses in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).  Your Geography Degree will include training with GIScience technologies.  In addition, we serve as the administrative home for GIScience certificates and minor for Marshall University.

B.S. in Geography with an Area of Emphasis in GIScience

Students specializing in the Geospatial Information Science (GIScience) area of emphasis must complete the Geography Core Requirements (24 credit hours) and the following GIScience courses.

GIScience Area of Emphasis Courses

  • GEO 431 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (3 credit hours)
  • Technologies: Choose at least six credits from: GEO 110 Basic GIS (1 credit), GEO 111 Air Photos and Satellite lmagery (1 credit), GEO 112 Smartphone GPS (1 credit), GEO 113 Web GIS (1 credit), GEO 433 GPS and Mobile Geospatial Technologies (3 credits), GEO 454 Drones for Remote Sensing & GIS
  • Analysis and Applications: Choose a minimum of six credits from: GEO 429 Principles of GIS 2 – Vector Analysis (4 credits), GEO 430 GIS – Raster Analysis (4 credits), GEO 432 Enterprise GIS (3 credits), GEO 440 Spatial Statistics and GIS (4 credits), GEO 490 Internship (1-6 credits)
  • Electives: Choose additional GIScience (GEO) courses to reach a minimum of 21 credit hours beyond the Geography Core Requirements.

Minor and Certificate Programs in GIScience

The Geography Department participates in an Undergraduate Minor in Geospatial Information Science, an Undergraduate Certificate in GIScience and two Graduate Certificates in GIScience.

Please see the Geospatial Information Science web site for more information.

Our latest Geospatial technology course features drones for Remote Sensing and GIS.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) courses
  • GEO110 – Basic GIS (1 hr.)
  • GEO111 – Air Photos and Satellite Imagery (1 hr.)
  • GEO112 – Intro to GPS (1 hr.)
  • GEO113 – Web GIS (1 hr.)
  • GEO423/523 – Cartography (3 hrs.)
  • GEO426/526 – Principles of GIS (4 hrs.)
  • GEO429/529 – Vector Analysis (4 hrs.)
  • GEO430/530 – Raster Analysis (4 hrs.)
  • GEO431/531 – Principles of Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry (3 hrs.)
  • GEO432/532 – Enterprise GIS (3 hrs.)
  • GEO433/533 – GPS and Mobile Geospatial Technologies (3 hrs.)
  • GEO440/540 – Spatial Statistics and GIS (4 hrs.)
  • GEO454/554 – Drones: GIS and Remote Sensing (3 hrs.)
  • GEO480-483 – Special Topics (1-4 hours; can be GIS/RS; see an advisor)
  • GEO485 – Independent Study (1-4 hours; can be GIS/RS; see an advisor)
  • GEO490 – Internship (1-6 hours; can be GIS/RS; see an advisor)
  • GEO499 – Senior Capstone Project (3 hrs.; can be GIS/RS; see an advisor)
  • GEO631 – Advanced GIS Projects (3 hrs.)
  • GEO634 – GIS Programming and Databases (3 hrs.)
  • GEO690 – Internship (can be GIS/RS)
  • Special Topics courses