Undergraduate Specialization - Specialization in Spatial Information Processing

Program:
Specialization in Spatial Information Processing
Program Code:
4666 Spatial Information Processing
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Specialization Undergraduate
Start Term:
US95
End Term:
SS14
Department:
Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Undergraduate Programs
Specialization in Spatial Information Processing

The spatial information processing specialization, which is administered by the Department of Geography, is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University.  With the approval of the department and college that administer the student's degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the specialization may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor's degree.

The spatial information processing specialization is designed to develop academic expertise and professional competence in collecting, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatially–referenced information through the geographic subdisciplines of cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information systems.

Students who plan to complete the requirements for the spatial information processing specialization should contact the undergraduate advisor for spatial information processing in the Department of Geography.

Requirements for the Spatial Information Processing Specialization

The student must complete a minimum of 21 credits in courses as specified below:

1. The following course (3 credits):
GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information 3
2. One of the following courses (3 credits):
GEO 490 Independent Study 3
GEO 498 Internship in Geography 3
3. Four of the following courses (15 or 16 credits):
GEO 324 Remote Sensing of the Environment 4
GEO 326 Thematic Cartography 4
GEO 423 Map Production and Design 4
GEO 424 Advanced Remote Sensing 4
GEO 463 Introduction to Quantitative Methods for Geographers and Planners 3


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Spatial Information Processing, SPCU (4666)

Required Credits: 21    Program Version: FS01

Requirement 1: Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Introduction
Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Introduction: 1 course from GEO221

Requirement 2: Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Internship/Independent Study
Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Internship/Independent Study: 1 course from GEO490, GEO498

Requirement 3: Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Required Electives
Specialization - Spatial Information Processing - Required Electives: 4 courses from GEO324, GEO326, GEO423, GEO424, GEO463

Requirement 4
21 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.