The Earth Science: GIS (Geographic Information Science)/Planning option is designed to offer students a mix of technical skills and academic training that prepares them for careers in local, state, and federal planning agencies as well as opportunities in private consulting firms that are involved in the planning process. This program recognizes the growing importance of Geographic Information Systems and Science in our society and the application of these tools in a wide variety of settings.
Associate of Science Degree
Suggested course of study for a transfer to Montana State University - Bozeman:
For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center or the Faculty Advisor.
Student Support Center Advisor
Tim Eichner, M.S.
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.