Arizona State University
Senate Motion #2014-13
Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee, Eduardo Pagan, Chair
Date of First Reading: October 7, 2013
Date of Second Reading: November 4, 2013
Title of Motion: Request from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – B.S. in Geographic Information Science
Action Requested: The Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee recommends University Senate approval of a proposal submitted by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning - for the establishment of an undergraduate degree – B.S. In Geographic Information Science
Rationale: The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science will emphasize spatial thinking, spatial databases, geocomputation, exploratory spatial data analysis, spatial optimization, modeling, and geovisualization. Students will learn computational techniques with skill development in geospatial software engineering. The degree addresses an educational gap by training students in advanced computational and analytical skills demanded by research scientists, software companies, and government agencies.