College of Social and Behavioral Sciences2013-2014
Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation
Geographic Science and Community Planning, Bachelor of Science
- Available Emphasis Areas:
- Community Planning and Development - Emphasis
- Geospatial Sciences - Emphasis
What Can I Do with a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Science and Community Planning?
Career opportunities that might be pursued:
- Research and consulting
- Land appraisal
- Resource conservation
With further education, one of these paths is possible:
To receive a bachelor's degree at Northern Arizona University, you must complete at least 120 units of credit that minimally includes a major, the liberal studies requirements, and university requirements as listed below.
- All of Northern Arizona University's liberal studies, diversity, junior-level writing, and capstone requirements.
- All requirements for your specific academic plan(s).
- At least 30 units of upper-division courses, which may include transfer work.
- At least 30 units of coursework taken through Northern Arizona University, of which at least 18 must be upper-division courses (300-level or above). This requirement is not met by credit-by-exam, retro-credits, transfer coursework, etc.
- A cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0 on all work attempted at Northern Arizona University.
In addition to University Requirements:
- At least 43-44 of major requirements
- Be aware that you may not use courses with a GSP prefix to satisfy liberal studies requirements
- elective courses, if needed, to reach an overall total of at least 120 units
Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.
|Minimum Units for Completion||120|
|Highest Mathematics Required||STA 270|
|Emphasis, Minor, Certificate||Optional|
|University Honors Program||Optional|
|Progression Plan Link||View Progression Plan|
Take the following 43 - 44 units with a Grade of "C" or better in each course and a minimum GPA of 2.5:
- ENG 205, STA 270 (5 units)
- GSP 130, GSP 150 (7 units)
- GSP 201, GSP 206 (6 units)
- GSP 240 or GSP 241 (3 units)
- GSP 303, GSP 371 (6 units)
- Select from: GSP 239, GSP 331* or GSP 432**(3-4 units)
- Experiential learning through GSP 389, GSP 408, GSP 485 or GSP 497 with faculty advisor consent. Study abroad transfer credits also apply. (6 uhits)
- GSP 375W (3 units)
- GSP 480C or GSP 405C (4 units)
**Required for Community Planning & Development emphasis
You are strongly encouraged to complete one of the two emphasis areas below if you are considering a career in geospatial sciences or community planning. However, no emphasis is required to complete your GSP degree.
Emphasis Requirements (Optional, Select One):
Geospatial Sciences Emphasis (18 units)
- GSP 259, GSP 320, GSP 365, GSP 433 (14 units)
- Additional coursework in geospatial sciences selected with advisor consent (4 units)
- Geospatial Sciences Emphasis (18 units)
Additional coursework is required, if, after you have met the previously described requirements, you have not yet completed a total of 120 units of credit.
You may take these remaining courses from any academic areas, using these courses to pursue your specific interests and goals. We encourage you to consult with your advisor to select the courses that will be most advantageous to you. (Please note that you may also use prerequisites or transfer credits as electives if they weren't used to meet major, minor, or liberal studies requirements.)
Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.
Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan Option
This program is available as an Integrated Undergraduate/Graduate Plan. Integrated Programs provide the opportunity for outstanding undergraduates working on their bachelor’s degree to simultaneously begin work on a master’s degree, allowing them to complete both degrees in an accelerated manner. Students must apply to the master’s program by the application deadline, and meet all requirements as listed on the Integrated Program website to be considered for admission. Admission to programs is competitive. Many qualified applicants are denied because of limits on the number of students admitted each year. Be sure to speak with your advisor regarding your interest in Integrated Programs.
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