Computer Science and Geography & Geographic Information Science, BALAS

Major in Computer Science and Geography & Geographic Information Science

Computer Science email:

Geography and GIS email:

Minimum required major and supporting course work normally equates to 66 hours.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus language requirement.

Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the major must be taken on this campus.

A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Academic Affairs Office by the beginning of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see the computer science advisor as well as the geography advisor.

Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours

Required Computer Science Courses:
CS 100Freshman Orientation (recommended) 11
CS 125Intro to Computer Science4
CS 126Software Design Studio3
CS 173Discrete Structures3
CS 225Data Structures4
CS 233Computer Architecture4
CS 241System Programming4
Choose one of the following:3
Statistical Analysis
Probability & Statistics for Computer Science (recommended)
CS 374Introduction to Algorithms & Models of Computation4
CS 421Programming Languages & Compilers3 or 4
Mathematics (may also fulfill the General Education QR I and II requirements)
MATH 220Calculus5
or MATH 221 Calculus I
MATH 225Introductory Matrix Theory2
MATH 231Calculus II3
Required Geographic Information Science Coursework - Minimum of 24 hours
GEOG 371Spatial Analysis4
GEOG 379Intro to GIS Systems4
GEOG 380GIS II: Spatial Prob Solving4
Two (2) additional GIS courses from the following list:6
Business Location Decisions
Intro to Social Statistics
Geospatial Tech & Society
Earth Systems Modeling
Health Applications of GIS
Business Applications of GIS
Aerial Photo Analysis
Biological Modeling
Digital Cartography & Map Design
Applied GIS to Environ Studies
Introduction to Remote Sensing
Techniques of Remote Sensing
Advanced Topics in GIS
Principles of GIS
Programming for GIS
Two (2) human and/or physical geography courses:6
Cities of the World
Social & Environmental Issues
Resource Conflicts
Geographies of Global Conflict
Big Rivers of the World
Geog Patterns of Illinois
Environment and Society
Political Geography
Sustainability and the City
Sustainable Development in South Asia
Water Planet, Water Crisis
Environmental Perspectives
Population Geography
Watershed Hydrology
Geography Field Course
Fluvial Geomorphology
Humans and River Systems
Green Development
Geography of Health Care
Sustainable Planning Seminar
Geog of Sub-Saharn Africa
Transportation & Sustainability
Environmental Policy
Recent Trends in Geog Thought
Intl Environ Cooperation
Challenges of Sustainability
Urban Geography
Cities, Crime, and Space
Democracy and Environment
Climate & Social Vulnerability
Total hours120