The Degree of Bachelor of Science in
Geographic Information Systems


Geographic Information Systems is a growing field in computer technology. Our program in GIS offers a hands-on learning environment that prepares our students to join many of the emerging areas of applications of GIS such as infrastructure management, public health and safety as well as other business uses.

Admission Requirements
For admission requirements to the degree of BS in Geographic Information Systems, refer to the section entitled “Undergraduate Admission” of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements
To receive the degree of BS in Geographic Information Systems, a student must fulfill all requirements of the degree program, complete all required courses, accumulate a total of 91 credits with an overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum GPA of 2.0/4.0 in both the core and major requirements, and clear all accounts with the university. Candidates for degrees are reminded that grades of “I” assigned during the last semester to courses required for graduation will result in delaying their graduation.

General Education Requirements (27 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Two courses from the subcategory English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Arabic: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)

Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Religion: REG 212, REG 213, REG 215, REG 313, REG 314 (3 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Philosophy: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345 (3 cr.)

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (3 cr.)
One course from the category Cultural Studies and Social Sciences: ARP 215, COA 315, COA 359, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, NTR 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, SOL 313, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212 (3 cr.)

Citizenship (3 cr.)
One course from the category Citizenship: HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)

Science & Technology (6 cr.)
One course from the subcategory Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science: CSC 201, CSC 202, MIS 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, MAT 204, MAT 211, STA 202, STA 210 (3 cr.)

One course from the subcategory Natural Sciences: PHS 207, AST 201, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, HEA 201, HEA 204, NTR 201, GIS 211 (3 cr.)

Students majoring in Geographic Information Systems are not allowed to count GIS courses within the pool of required GER courses.

Core Requirements (28 cr.)

CSC 216, CSC 217, CSC 226, CSC 417, CSC 435, CSC 480, MAT 215, STA 210
Choose two courses from the following list: CSC 203, CSC 218, CSC 219, CSC 231, CSC 273, CSC 301, CSC 305, CSC 306, CSC 316, CSC 323, CSC 385, CSC 387, CSC 423, CSC 463, CSC 485, GIS 411, MIS 333, MIS 345, MIS 434, MIS 442

Major Requirements (30 cr.)

CEN 250, CEN 251, CSC 446, GIS 211 or , CSC 318, GIS 311, GIS 321, GIS 331, GIS 352, GIS 441, GIS 452, GIS 490

Free Electives (6 cr.)

GIS 211 or CSC 318 could be taken.