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The B.S. in Environmental and Geographic Sciences, Geoscience Concentration, is a 120-credit program providing students with broad understanding of geosciences with a focus on a human-earth interaction. Coursework is designed for development of communication, critical thinking, field and technical skills, such as GIS and remote sensing. This fully online geoscience concentration is specifically designed for community college transfer students. All courses are offered online, synchronously with on-campus courses, using blackboard as delivery platform.
Undergraduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), accredited by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation, provides students with capabilities in Geospatial Intelligence and opportunities for work in the Intelligence Community and allied disciplines. Students enrolled in the online geoscience concentration can complete the GEOINT certificate in conjunction with their B.S. program.
Acknowledgement: Development of this program has been supported in part by the NSF GEOPATHS grant # 1911558.
One of the strengths of the Department of Environmental, Earth and Geospatial Sciences, this program’s home department, is a number of cultivated local government, non-profit and business partnerships, ensuring high rate of student summer internships and practical training placements. According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics (https://www.bls.gov/), geoscience occupation is projected to grow 6 percent from 2018 to 2028 due to demand for energy, other natural resources and environmental stewardship. This degree will prepare students for most entry-level geoscience careers, such as:
Graduates of the program have been accepted to Masters and PhD programs in geology, geography, environmental, atmospheric, energy and geospatial sciences. Program alumni are currently enrolled in the Masters and PhD programs at NCSU, NC A&T, UNC-Greensboro and UNC-Charlotte.
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Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (1st Degree) and 2.0 (2nd Degree) or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all courses listed as part of the Required Core (23 hours) as well as all courses used to satisfy requirements listed for the Geoscience Concentration (30 hours).
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