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Plan of Study: GC-Geospatial Information Sciences


Overview

The GC-Geospatial Information Sciences is a 12-credit graduate program designed to be completed in twelve months of continuous enrollment. See the sample plan of study, below. Students should use this as a guide to develop a plan with the program director. The program uses the term academic calendar with classes held each 12-week term:  I (fall), II (winter), III (spring), IV (summer).

Specific class meeting information (days and time) is posted on UMD’s interactive web service services, Testudo. Once on that site, select “Schedule of Classes,” then the term/year. Courses are listed by academic unit.

The program uses specific section codes for registration which are listed on the sample plan of study.  Actual course offerings are determined by the program and may vary. Students should note if a course has a pre-requisite or co-requisite.

Term Type Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
I (fall) Core GEOG653 PGS* PLG* 3
II (winter) Elective GEOG*** PGS* PLG* 3
III (spring) Elective GEOG*** PGS* PLG* 3
IV (summer) Core GEOG656 PGS* PLG* 3
Term Type Course Number Campus Section Code Online Section Code Credits
III (spring) Core GEOG653 PGS* PLG* 3
IV (summer) Core GEOG656 PGS* PLG* 3
I (fall) Elective GEOG*** PGS* PLG* 3
II (winter) Elective GEOG*** PGS* PLG* 3

Below is a listing of all program courses. For a detailed course description that includes pre-requisites or co-requisites, see The Graduate School Catalog, Course Listing as follows:

Term Type Course Number Title
II, III Elective GEOG646 Intro to Programming for GIS
I Elective GEOG650 Mobile GIS
II Elective GEOG651 Spatial Statistics
I Elective GEOG652 Digital Image Processing and Analysis
I, III Core GEOG653 Spatial Analysis
I Elective GEOG654 GIS and Spatial Modeling
III Elective GEOG655 Spatial Database System
IV Core GEOG656 Programming and Scripting for GIS
II Elective GEOG660 Advanced Remote Sensing using Lidar
III Elective GEOG670 Open Source GIS
II Elective GEOG677 Internet GIS
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