Geography and Geographic Information Science, BA

The town of Kamnik in the mountains of Slovenia


Did you ever wonder how humanity organizes itself on the planet? What determines the placement of cities, industrial sites, and transportation routes? A Geography and Geographic Information Science, BA degree will provide insight on the physical and human processes that help shape the environment and the technologies that are used to analyze it.

Plan for the Future

Gain a better understanding of economic and cultural patterns, population characteristics, and business location patterns, all in a spatial context. Then, use that knowledge to develop programs that preserve and conserve environmental resources, promote sustainability, and mitigate existing environmental problems.

Gain Experience

Discover core geographic information science concepts (GISc) that are the basis for emerging and fast-changing geospatial hardware, software, and infrastructure in our society.

Gain hands-on experience with:

  • geographic information systems (GIS)
  • remote sensing, mobile spatial technologies
  • global positioning systems (GPS)
  • the use of small, unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS or drones)

You will be prepared for career positions such as:

  • geographic information systems (GIS) analyst or specialist
  • remote sensing specialist
  • environmental analyst
  • natural resources management
  • location analyst
  • geospatial intelligence analyst