By using geographical data and advanced computer technology, students in the Geographic Information Systems & Technology major will learn to assemble, manipulate, analyze, and visualize spatial data to solve problems and make decisions. Students gain familiarity with cartography, spatial and statistical analysis, computer science, remote sensing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to prepare for careers as technicians, analysts, programmers, database managers, consultants, or planners. Students will build foundational knowledge in Geographic Information Systems and then choose their focus through electives. They may follow a more applied focus with training in surveying, drafting, or landscape/environmental change, or they may follow a programming- and database-intensive path by completing coursework in computer programming, web services and application development, and database management.
As a requirement for graduation, all Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences Department majors must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.25 for all courses constituting the major curriculum. Exceptions must be requested via petition to the department's appeal committee.
For department information or additional degree requirements, go to the Earth, Environmental and Geographical Sciences department page.
For related information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-1299.02
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Bulletin Year: 2023 - 2024 Undergraduate Bulletin