Geosciences Transfer Guide

  • Northland Community & Technical College AAS Geospatial Intelligence Analysis

    to MSUM BS Geosciences Emphasis in Geographical Sciences

    Quick Facts: College credits applied = 60
    Gen Ed/ LASC goal areas & credits remaining = 20
    Other requirements = 40

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

    Goal Area Requirement NCTC Courses Goal MSUM Equivalent
    Written/ Oral Communication (Met) ENGL 1111 Composition I (3 cr) 1B, 2 (Met) ENGL 101 English Composition I
    Mathematics/ Logic (Met) MATH 1102 Contemporary Math (3 cr) 2, 4 (Met) MATH 105 Contemporary Math
    Natural Sciences NSCI 103 Geology (4 cr) 3, 10 GEOS 115/115L Physical Geology
    History/ Social Behavioral Sciences ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology (3 cr) 5, 8 (Met) ANTH 110 Intro to Cultural Anthropology
    Ethical & Civic Responsibility JOUR 1101 Mass Communications (3 cr) 9 (Met) COMM 101 Intro to Mass Media
    Additional Courses in Goal Areas to Equal 42 Credits Total for Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) A minimum of 20 additional credits are needed beyond the requirements of the AAS and BS to complete the LASC.
    Requirements for Major NCTC Course Requirements Goal MSUM Equivalent
      IMAG 1103 Imagery Software/ Mapping (4 cr)   GEOS 205 Thinking Spatially
      GINT 2300 GEOINT Analysis (4 cr)   General Electives
      GINT 2301 GEOINT Collection Mgmt (4 cr)  
      GINT 2400 Open Src Collection Mgmt (5 cr)  
      GINT 2402 GEOINT Operations (5 cr)  
      IMAG 2100 Writing/ Presentation (4 cr)  
      IMAG 2102 Practical IA (5 cr)  
      IMAG 2305 Practical Imagery App (4 cr)  
      IMAG 1100 Imagery Intelligence ( 3 cr)   Restricted Electives
      IMAG 1101 Remote Sensing (3 cr)  
      IMAG 2301 Full Motion Video Analysis (3 cr)  

    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 210 Cartography (Goal 5) (3)
    • GEOS 305 Oceanography (3)
    • GEOS 307 Intro to GIS (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 (3-4 cr)

    • GEOS 110 Intro to Physical Geography (3) OR
    • GEOS 111 Cultures & Regions (3) OR
    • GEOS 117/117L Water, Land, & People (4)
        

    General Electives (5 – 6 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.