Social Sciences: Geospatial Specialization, A.S.

Associate of Science
Campuses: Loudoun

This program is designed to prepare students to transfer into baccalaureate programs in the geospatial or social sciences at a four-year institution. Students will learn theory about geospatial systems and how they are used.

Preparation: Satisfactory completion of the following high school units or equivalent: 4 units of English; 3 units of mathematics (Algebra I-II and geometry); 1 unit of laboratory science; and 1 unit of social studies.

Transfer Information

Since four-year colleges can vary their course and GPA requirements, please consult a counselor or academic advisor regarding specific requirements and course selection.

Course Curriculum

Below is a table that shows the courses needed to satisfy this program. Please speak with an advisor to ensure you meet your program requirements.

Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG 111 College Composition I 3
GIS 101 Introduction to Geospatial Technology 3
1MTH 154 Quantitative Reasoning 3
2 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab 4
Choose One
SDV 100 College Success Skills 1
SDV 101 Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
Total 14
2nd Semester
ENG 112 College Composition II 3
GIS 200 Geographical Information Systems I 4
Choose One
ITE 115 Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts 3
ITE 119 Information Literacy
Choose One
MTH 245 Statistics I 3
2 Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
Total 17
3rd Semester
4CST 110 Introduction to Communication 3
GEO 200 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
GIS 201 Geographical Information Systems II 4
5HIS Elective 3
3 Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Total 16
4th Semester
6ENG 2__  Literature Elective 3
Choose One
GIS 203 Cartography For GIS 3
GIS 205 Geographical Information Systems: 3Dimensional Analysis
Choose One
PSY 200 Principles of Psychology 3
SOC 200 Principles of Sociology
7 Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives 6
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 62-63
Two Years Credits
1st Semester
ENG
111
3
GIS
101
3
1MTH
154
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
2
4
Choose One
SDV
100
1
Orientation to (a Specific Discipline)
SDV
101
Total 14
2nd Semester
ENG
112
3
GIS
200
4
Choose One
Intro. to Computer Applications and Concepts
ITE
115
3
Information Literacy
ITE
119
Choose One
MTH
245
3
Physical or Life Science Elective w/Lab
2
Total 17
3rd Semester
4CST
110
3
GEO
200
3
GIS
201
4
Elective
5HIS
3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective
3
3
Total 16
4th Semester
2__  Literature Elective
6ENG
3
Choose One
Cartography For GIS
GIS
203
3
Geographical Information Systems: 3Dimensional Analysis
GIS
205
Choose One
PSY
200
3
SOC
200
Social/Behavioral Sciences Electives
7
6
Total 15-16
Total credits for the Associate of Science = 62-63

1 Many universities require MTH 154 or higher while others require MTH 161 or MTH 162 or higher, often including a statistics course for majors in the social sciences. It is, therefore, important that students confer with a counselor to determine the appropriate mathematics courses for their intended transfer university. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 261 and MTH 263. Credit will not be awarded for both MTH 262 and MTH 263.

2 See physical and life science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution. Consult GIS faculty advisor for details.

3 See humanities/fine arts courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

4 Select from the following: CST 100, CST 126, or CST 229.

Select any HIS course listed under social/behavioral science in General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

6 Please consult with your advisor before selecting any 200 level literature.

See social/behavioral science courses listed under General Education Electives. Electives should be selected with advice of a counselor or academic advisor to meet the requirements of the transfer institution.

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