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2012-2013 Gainesville State College Catalog 
2012-2013 Gainesville State College Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Applied Environmental Spatial Analysis (AESA) Environmental Science Concentration with Engineering Emphasis (B.S.)

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Entrance Requirements

  1. Complete all GSC general institutional admissions requirements.
  2. Declare a major in Applied Environmental Spatial Analysis.  Students who have accumulated 60 credit hours or more must complete all required 1000- and 2000-level science and mathematics courses prior to declaring the AESA major.

Semester Core Curriculum (Areas A-C & E)

Refer to Core Curriculum

Note:  Area A must take MATH 1450 Calculus I

Note:  Area B SCTS 1502 Science & Technology in Society recommended

Note:  Area D MATH 2460 Calculus II recommended

AESA Major Curriculum

Program Completion Requirements


  1. Successful completion of all courses required in the degree program (minimum 120 semester credits), including the lower division associate degree requirements.
  2. Successful completion of a minimum of 42 general education credits according to the distribution established by the college (Areas A-E) for its Associate of Science degree program.
  3. Successful completion of at least 39 credits of upper division coursework in the major.
  4. Grades of C or higher required for all major courses.
  5. Cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) required for graduation.
  6. Complete a minimum of 30 credit hours at GSC which must include all GISC courses.
  7. For students with previous GIS course work, credit for GISC courses will be determined by placement testing.
  8. Students entering the AESA Environmental Science Program in Fall 2011 or later will be required to successfully complete a senior thesis.  A completed senior thesis will require approval by the thesis advisor and a second reader before it is sent to the IESA Executive Director for final approval.  Upon final approval by the IESA Executive Director and completion of all other graduation requirements, a student becomes eligible for graduation with the B.S. AESA degree.
  9. Meet all other college graduation policies.
  10. Students that have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher should meet with the Director of the Institute of Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA) to discuss the academic requirements for completing the AESA degree program.  Students with a B.S. degree or higher may apply courses that are taken at another institution but not offered by GSC.  Some of these courses may be substituted for courses in one of the concentrations.  These substitute courses will be designated special topics courses on the GSC transcript.  A maximum of 9 hours of course credit will be awarded in this fashion.
  11. Students may be able to design a customized concentration to meet special educational goals.  The title of this concentration will be the “Interdisciplinary Concentration”.  This customized concentration will be developed with an advisor.  All GISC and required science and math courses must still be completed. 


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