Geographical Information Systems Concentration
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Remote Sensing (RS), and Global Positioning Systems (GPS), are individually and collectively important aspects of a geospatially-oriented education. The Department of Geosciences offers a geospatial curriculum that is part of a broader Bachelor's of Science degree and requires additional coursework chosen from a list of restricted electives from across the university. We believe this collaboration with other colleges and departments is beneficial to both faculty and students.
Students at the undergraduate level not only develop basic geospatial skills, but also learn object-oriented programming and relational-database/geo-database skills. This set of skills is in high demand in the workforce and for students who choose to pursue advanced degrees.
Graduates of the Geosciences GIS program will be competitive in the job market and well prepared to succeed both now and in the foreseeable future. The program is continually expanded and modified as necessary to keep pace with the rapidly evolving geospatial field and to meet the growing demand for geospatial expertise in the public and private sector.