Geosciences Transfer Guide

  • Itasca Community College Geography/GIS AS

    to MSUM Geosciences Emphasis in Geographical Sciences BS

    Quick Facts: College credits applied = 60
    Gen Ed/ LASC goal areas & credits remaining = 12
    Remaining requirements = 48

    MN Transfer Curriculum / Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC)

    Goal Area Requirement ICC Courses Goal MSUM Equivalent
    Written Communication (Met) ENGL 1101 Composition I (4 cr) 1 ENGL 101 English Composition I
    ENGL 1105 Technical Writing (3 cr) 1 MnTC Goal Area 1
    Oral Communication (Met) Recommended:
    *SPCH 1101 Intro to Speech Comm OR
     
    COMM 100 Speech Communication
    *SPCH 1105 Fund of Public Speaking OR   COMM 100 Speech Communication OR
    SPCH 1111 Interpersonal Comm (3 cr)   MnTC Goal Area 1
    Mathematics/ Logic (Met) MATH 1101 or Higher 4 (Met) MnTC Goal Areas 2, 4
    *Recommended:
    MATH 1111 College Mathematics (3 cr)

    4 (Met)

    MATH 127 College Algebra
    Natural Sciences GEOG 1101 Physical Geography (3 cr) 3, 9 GEOS 110 Intro Physical Geography
    Additional Courses in Goal Areas to Equal 42 Credits Total for Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) In addition to the MnTC credits earned with the AS and BS requirements, a minimum of 9 additional credits are needed to complete the LASC.
    Requirements for Major ICC Course Requirements Goal MSUM Equivalent
      GEOG 1204 Principles of GIS AND
    GEOG 2104 Modeling Techniques in GIS (6 cr)
      GEOS 307 Introduction to GIS
      GEOG 1206 Cartography (3 cr)   GEOS 210 Cartography
      GEOG 2113 GIS Applications AND
    GEOG 1201 Map Use, Analysis & Interpretation (4 cr)
      GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially
      GEOG 1108 Cultural Geography (3 cr) 5, 7 GEOS 111 Cultures and Regions
      GEOG 2107 Remote Sensing & Image Interpretation (3 cr)   General Electives
      GEOG 1300 Weather & Climate (4 cr) 3, 10
      GEOG 1104 World Regional Geography (3 cr) 5, 8
      GEOG 2201 GIS Internship (3 cr)  

    *Recommended courses

    Requirements remaining to take at MSUM (60 cr includes missing LASC credits)

    Program Requirements

    • ANTH 307 Ecological Anthropology (Goal 10) (3)
    • GEOS 207 GPS Field Techniques (3)
    • GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    • GEOS 310 United States & Canada (3)
    • GEOS 320 Economic Geography (Writing Intensive) (3)
    • GEOS 325 Reading Landscape Ways of Seeing (WI) (3)
    • GEOS 330 Elementary Meteorology (WI) (3)
    • GEOS 335 Environmental Geography & Conservation (3)
    • GEOS 492 Senior Seminar (1)

     

    Restricted Electives (9 cr)
    Discuss the best options with your MSUM advisor.

    General Electives (17 cr)
    Students must complete the number of credits needed to reach a total of 120 credits required for the BS degree. Discuss options with your MSUM advisor.