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About the Geography And Geographical Information Science Degree Program

On Campus

Students in the GIS degree program at 体育菠菜大平台 will gain the technical background to create spatial data layers from maps, satellite imagery, aerial photographs or digital elevation models using geographic information systems, remote sensing, cartography, and GPS, and to use that information to formulate research questions to solve real-world problems.

Apart from core geography courses, students learn to identify, interpret, and explain features and patterns in the world around them. This major is ideal for students seeking employment in technologically driven geographic fields, such as GIS Analyst, Remote Sensing Specialists and Photogrammetrists, Forestry and Conservation Managers, Soil Scientist, and more.

The GIScience degree program also requires a minor or second major, broadening students’ academic skill sets and setting them up for success in their careers.

Geography and GIScience Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to 体育菠菜大平台.

Degree Received

Geography and GIScience, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Brett Chloupek

"I graduated from 体育菠菜大平台 in 2005 with a double major in Geography and Computer Information Systems. Looking back, I am very happy with my undergraduate experience at 体育菠菜大平台. The geography faculty prepared me very well for an academic career by giving me opportunities to co-author journal articles, present papers at undergraduate and regional academic conferences, and participate in faculty research. When I started graduate school, I realized that my peers from larger universities had not had those kinds of experience as undergraduates. Today I am an assistant professor of geography at Northwest Missouri State. My teaching style emulates several of the professors I had while at 体育菠菜大平台."


Brett Chloupek

Assistant Professor of Geography

What can you do with a Geography and GIScience Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Geography and GIScience graduates work for.


  • GIS analyst/programmer
  • Business location analyst
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Geospatial data analyst
  • GIS coordinator
  • GIS technician


  • Local Government
  • Utility Companies
  • Police Service
  • Private Companies
  • GIS Organizations
  • Charities
  • Environmental Consultancies

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