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B.A. in Geography: GIS-Cartographer Concentration

The GIS/Cartographer Concentration prepares students for employment as geographic information system specialists, facilities managers, cartographers, and remote sensing professionals.

Coursework includes methods for identifying, modeling, and analyzing the spatial organization of human and environmental systems from both practical and theoretical perspectives. Data collection, spatial information management, and graphic presentation are integral skills taught in concentration courses. Such skills could be used, for example, for analysis of wildlife habitat, utility facility management, or transportation system design and maintenance.

For more information, see the undergraduate catalog.

B.A. Geography: GIS/Cartographer Concentration

Requirement Checklist (PDF)

Departmental Requirements:

  • Cartography I
  • Cultural Geography
  • Economic Geography
  • Introduction to GIS
  • Climatology
  • Physiography
  • History of Geography
  • Research Seminar
  • One from the following:Geography of:
    • Pennsylvania
    • Latin America
    • Europe
    • Russia, Central Eurasia and Eastern Europe
    • Africa
    • East and Southeast Asia
    • South and Southwest Asia
  • Five of the following:
    • Cartography II
    • Map & Photo Interpretation
    • Intro to GIS
    • Remote Sensing
    • Technical Issue in GIS
    • GPS Concepts and Techniques
    • Internship (strongly recommended)