Geographic Science and Technology, BA/BS

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Earth & Geographic Sciences
Geographic Science and Technology Students

In Short

Our Geographic Science and Technology program offers premier training for examining geographic patterns and processes, and applying modern technologies to make differences in local, regional, and global communities.

Program Overview

Comprehend the world through the use and application of geospatial technologies such as GPS (Global Positioning System), GIS (Geographic Information System), and remote sensing.

GST and You

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, geospatial employment numbers are expected to grow 22% from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.

The increasing use of computer generated maps for national security, government planning, social media, and internet technologies are creating a demand for graduates that have skills in geospatial technologies, which is mainly GPS, GIS, and remote sensing.

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Courses in the geographic science and technology program are not only congruent with the techniques and practices of professionals in the industry, but also designed to let various student interests thrive.

Knowledge and skills taught in the program have allowed students to launch their careers with diverse internship opportunities, to pursue further education at graduate schools, and to become employed at government agencies, scientific research institutes, and private industries.

Experiential Opportunities

Internships

Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities also increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Curriculum and Other Information

Our majors have pursued employment in geographic science and technology-related fields, including (but not limited to):

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Consultant
  • Web-mapping programmer
  • GPS and Mapping Technician
  • Surveyor
  • Urban and Regional Planner
  • Transportation Planner
  • Cartographer
  • Map librarian
  • Geospatial Business/Marketing Analyst
  • Crime Mapping Analyst
  • Tourism Analyst/Planner
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Earth Science or Geography Teacher

Many of our graduates are accepted to programs of advanced studies in graduate schools at colleges and universities throughout the country.