Geographic Information Science

College of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics
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Geographic Information Science, B.S.

Degree Options

  • Geographic Information Science, B.S.
  • Minors in Geography and Geology
  • Certificates in Environmental Education and Geographic Information Systems

Who Would be Interested in Geographic Information Science?

  • Students who are interested in:
  • Global issues and world development
  • Environmental and sustainability issues
  • Using geographic data to make informed decisions (in many fields of study)
  • Computer technologies and/or programming
  • Travel and adventure

Why Geographic Information Science?

  • Geographic information is used in a wide variety of careers in science, business, environment, government, health sciences, engineering, education, homeland security, criminal justice, etc.
  • Opportunities for student-centered research, high-quality faculty mentoring, and professional development in GIS
  • Opportunities to research and study abroad
  • State-of-the-art facilities, computing facilities, and equipment/instrumentation prepare graduates for top jobs
  • GIS skills make graduates a top contender for jobs

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

Students may select Geographic Information Science upon applying to the university.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • GIS Technician, City of Berea, Kentucky
  • GIS Manager, Spartanburg County, South Carolina
  • Digital Cartographer, Mapcom Systems
  • LiDAR Technician, Quantum Spatial
  • Lieutenant, U.S. Army

How Do I Get More Information?

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

Sebor Scholarship
Kennamer Scholarship