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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Environmental Science Transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman in Geospatial Technology

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The Environmental Science - Geospatial Technology program at Montana State University - Bozeman prepares students to better understand and manage our natural world through the lens of technology. This program is designed to establish a strong foundation in the natural sciences and develop skills in modern land inventory and analysis technology, including geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing.  Knowledge of geospatial technology is an increasingly sought after skill in the field of environmental science.


Associate of Science Degree

Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman::

First Year

First Semester Total: 17

Second Semester Total: 15

First Year Total: 32

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 15

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 16

Total Credits: 64

*Indicates prerequisite/corequisite needed.  Check course description.

Optional Degree Courses:

Students will be able to satisfy additional degree requirements by taking the following courses as time permits:

Optional Courses:

To further broaden their educational experience in geospatial technology, students may consider taking the following courses:

Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor. 

Student Support Center Advisor Faculty Advisor                         
Russ Lamson Tim Eichner, M.S.
LRC 129 RH 155
(406) 756-3885 (406) 756-3898

The Associate of Science (AS) degree requires 60 credits at FVCC, and the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree at Montana University System (MUS) colleges and universities requires 120 credits. FVCC students may earn as many as 75-85 credits in preparation for some transfer majors, thus reducing the number of credits required for the BS degree at MUS schools. Also, by earning the AS degree from FVCC, students will have satisfied the lower division General Education Core (see General Education Requirements for requirements) for all MUS institutions and will not be required to meet additional lower division general education core requirements upon transfer. The suggested course load in AS programs is rigorous and is recommended for only the most prepared students. A more moderate semester credit load can be achieved by taking general education core courses during summer terms or completing one or two additional semesters at FVCC before transfer.

The information on all transfer programs is subject to change. Students should see their advisor to explore other possibilities not specifically listed in the program.

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