Science Curriculum

The science component is comprised of coursework in the major.

The Geographic Information Science PSM degree program is designed to meet the needs of rapidly changing segments of industry. Thus, requirements are flexible to allow each student to build a graduate curriculum that best fits his/her chosen career path.

 

Coursework

Courses will be taken in consultation with the student’s Advisor to meet the 32-hour science requirement. At least 12 hours must be in 500-level courses.

Students must complete 8 hours of 500-level instruction from the Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, which offers:

  • GEOG 507   High-Performance Geospatial Computing (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 517   Geospatial Visualization and Visual Analytics (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 527   Geospatial Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 560   Spatial Epidemiology (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 570   Advanced Spatial Analysis (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 595   Advanced Studies in Geography (4 Hours)

 

Additional electives include:

  • GEOG 407   Foundations of CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 412   Geospatial Technologies and Society (3 hours)
  • GEOG 421   Earth Systems Modeling (4 Hours)
  • GEOG 439   Health Applications of GIS (3 hours)
  • GEOG 460   Aerial Photo Analysis (4 hours)
  • GEOG 473   Digital Cartography and Map Design (4 hours)
  • GEOG 476   Applied GIS to Environmental Studies (3 hours)
  • GEOG 477   Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 hours)
  • GEOG 478   Techniques of Remote Sensing (4 hours)
  • GEOG 480   Principles of GIS (3 hours)
  • GEOG 489   Programming for GIS (4 hours)

 

Sample Program of Study

Specific courses depending the student’s professional objectives

Semester 1: Fall
Science GEOG 480 Principles of GIS
GEOG 473 Digital Cartography and Map Design
Business BADM 554 Enterprise Database Management
BADM 595 Business Fundamentals
PSM 501 - PSM Industry Seminar I (all semester)
Semester 2: Spring
Science GEOG 477 Remote Sensing
GEOG 489 Programming for GIS
GEOG 570 Advanced Spatial Analysis
Business BADM 589 Project Management
FIN 500 Introduction to Finance
PSM 502 - PSM Industry Seminar II (all semester)
Summer Internship
PSM 555 - PSM Internship
Semester 3: Fall
Science GEOG 407 Foundations of CyberGIS and Geospatial Data Science
GEOG 527 Geospatial AI and Machine Learning
GEOG 517 Geospatial Visualization and Visual Analytics
Business ACE 592 Law and Regulation
PSM 503 - PSM Industry Seminar III (all semester)
December Graduation

Course numbers and titles are subject to change.  Please note that some courses are only offered in select terms. For more information, please reference the Illinois Course Catalog.

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