Here are the latest updates to the draft degree plans. Gary has provided the executive summary, and has requested that we review the information for discussion at the next meeting.
Draft GISC BS Degree Plan
Changes to the BS in Geographic Information Science Suggested Degree Plan
Field Camp II was removed from the GISC Core courses and added to the Electives list of courses. Field Camp II was also increased to 3 credit hours to match the other elective courses. Drs. Lyle and Huang with Mr. Rick Smith have been tasked to create a senior elective in GIS to add to the Electives list of courses.
The net result of these changes is to add one semester hour to make the total for the BS degree now 130 Semester Credit Hours, and to expand the list of Elective courses.
Draft GISC BS/MS Combined 5-Year Degree Plan
Five-year combined BS and MS Suggested Degree Plan
This is the first time this degree plan has been mapped semester by semester. The result shows that a student pursuing this combined degree would be required to take six graduate courses to substitute for several senior upper degree undergraduate courses. Presently the University Rules only allow undergraduates to take two graduate courses in their final semester as substitutes for upper degree undergraduate courses. We are working with the Graduate Office to rectify these Rules to accommodate the five-year combined BS/MS degree.