Geospatial Science & Technology
Explore tools to analyze and map spatial data
Explore GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography
The Geospatial Science & Technology program uses technological tools to solve a variety of geographic problems in fields such as urban planning, business, intelligence, scientific research, and environmental management. We sometimes call it "the world's largest industry that you've never heard of," but the U.S. Department of Labor recently identified GIS as one of the top three careers poised for explosive growth in the future. You will learn a variety of technical skills currently in demand in the job market, but we also focus on the fundamental principles of geography and geographic information that will enable you to solve difficult spatial problems and adapt to a constantly changing industry.
GIS Professionals who have graduated from this program work around the world, especially in government agencies at all levels (federal, state, county, city), non-profit organizations, the petroleum and retail industries, commercial real estate, academia, and consulting firms who work with a variety of clients.
Common job titles include GIS Technician, GIS Analyst, Project Manager, Application Developer, Cartographer, Image Analyst, Business Site Location Analyst
Median Salary: $85,000/yr
Expected Learning Outcomes
Upon finishing the Geospatial Science & Technology Program Requirements you will be able to:
|This discipline is very diverse, so the courses in this emphasis will help you develop skills in six areas:|