Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science

The Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science provides a rigorous, in-depth program for students interested in the application of information technology to the spatial dimensions of Earth’s human and physical systems. It is ideal for those pursuing a career in the rapidly growing spatial technology sector, or for those considering graduate study in Geography and related disciplines. Students attain substantial general quantitative and technical skills, as well as practical experience applying them to important problems in settings ranging from local to global.

Uncommon Pursuits.

GIS jobs are available in the public and private sectors from a large range of organizations. The geospatial technology sector has been growing at double digit rates for several decades. It is one of nine industries targeted by the Federal Government because it is important in shaping our future, and because organizations are hurt by critical shortages of qualified workers in this technology.

Alumni work at:

  • National Geographic
  • Intel Corporation
  • MI - Department of Transportation
  • Government agencies
  • PM Environmental
  • Prein&Newhof
  • Geographic Information Services, Inc.

Alumni work as:

  • Cartographers
  • Remote sensing technicians
  • Geographic information system managers
  • Project managers
  • Production coordinators
  • Operations managers
  • Consultants

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