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Geography: Geospatial Intelligence (BS)

Geography Bachelors BS

Variable Credit Min


Variable Credit Max


Major Academic Plan


Core georgraphic knowledge and skills

Learning Outcome

Understand explain and apply the NGS-related foundational concepts of Human Societies and Spatiality Physical Environments Human-Environmental Interaction Regional Geography Critical Spatial Thinking and Effective Communication.


Intelligence and the Intelligence Community

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to act professionally using fundamental principles of intelligence (e.g. collection analysis) and describe how intelligence is used in government and private environments. Contributing courses include Geography 441 and 442.


Geography and Security

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze simple security and intelligence problems using a geographic perspective relating human actions to cultural political economic social and physical landscapes.


Case Study Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze social science data (case histories) using structured analytical methods peculiar to intelligence analysis as practiced in the US.


Collaboration and Problem Solving

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to combine their acquired group research habits with their individual competencies in oral and written information exchange using geographic concepts and investigative techniques.

Program Requirements

Requirement 1 — Complete 15 Courses

Core courses:

course - The Geographic Approach 1.0

course - Global Environment 3.0

course - Landscapes of Disaster 3.0

course - Geography & World Affairs 3.0

course - Intro to Human Geography 3.0

course - Mapping Your World 3.0

course - Intro to GIS 3.0

course - Earth & Image Interpretation 2.0

course - Statistics for Geographers 1 3.0

course - Middle East 3.0

course - Geog of Climates 3.0

course - Remote Sensing 1 3.0

course - Statistics for Geographers 2 3.0

course - Economic Geography 3.0

course - Political Geography 3.0

Requirement 2 —Complete 1 of 6 Courses

GIS courses:

course - Programming for Geographers 3.0

course - Intermediate GIS 3.0

course - Cartographic Desgn 4.0

course - Analytical Cartography 3.0

course - Advanced GIS 3.0

course - Remote Sensing 2 3.0

Requirement 3 —Complete 2 of 6 Courses

Regional geography courses:

course - Middle & South America 3.0

course - Russia & Former Soviet Union 3.0

course - East Asia 3.0

course - Southeast Asia 3.0

course - The Pacific Islands 3.0

course - Africa South of the Sahara 3.0

Requirement 4 —Complete 2 Courses

course - Sem in Geospatial Intellig 1 3.0

course - Sem in Geospatial Intellig 2 3.0

Requirement 5 — Obtain confirmation from your advisement center that you have completed the following:

Complete the exit assessment during the final semester, no later than one month before graduation.