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Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science, B.S.
Geographic Information Science, B.S.

Geographic Information Science, B.S.

  • ID:EKU10135
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (USD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,180.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,516.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,180.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$13,516.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
Estimated Total/program:
$152,784.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Admission Deadlines are August 1st for Fall Semester, and January 2nd for Spring Semester.

  • In addition to fulfilling the admission requirements of the Graduate School, you’ll need to meet the following criteria for admission to our program:

  • an English minor or equivalent (18 credit hours of literature and/or language classes)

  • a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5

  • GRE General Test scores of 150 or higher on the verbal section and 4.0 or higher on the analytical writing section. Applicants with a cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher, or 3.25 or higher in their last 60 hours of undergraduate work are exempt from the GRE requirement

English requirements

  • Demonstrated English language proficiency. Before being accepted for admission to the university international students must demonstrate their English language proficiency.  For standard admission students may demonstrate proficiency by one of the following means:

    • TOEFL score of 530 (paper based), 195 (computer based), or 71 (internet based) with no band score below a 16.

    • IELTS scores of 6.0 overall with 5.0 or above in EVERY subject/skill category.

    • Duolingo English Test with a score of 95 or higher.

    • Japanese students may submit the EIKEN test with a passing score of Pre-1.

    • ACT English 18 and ACT Reading 20

    • SAT Evidence Based Reading/Writing 510

    • Successful completion of the ELS Level 112 Intensive English program in the United States. (See below for details.)

Course Information

Who Would be Interested in Geographic Information Science?

  • Students who are interested in:

  • Global issues and world development

  • Environmental and sustainability issues

  • Using geographic data to make informed decisions (in many fields of study)

  • Computer technologies and/or programming

  • Travel and adventure

Why Geographic Information Science?

  • Geographic information is used in a wide variety of careers in science, business, environment, government, health sciences, engineering, education, homeland security, criminal justice, etc.

  • Opportunities for student-centered research, high-quality faculty mentoring, and professional development in GIS

  • Opportunities to research and study abroad

  • State-of-the-art facilities, computing facilities, and equipment/instrumentation prepare graduates for top jobs

  • GIS skills make graduates a top contender for jobs

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Core Course Requirements

  • Regions and Nations of the World (3)

  • Geographic Data and Techniques (3) (fall only)

  • Geographic Information Systems (3)

  • Advanced GIS (3) (spring only)

  • GIS Cartography (3)

  • Remote Sensing (3)

  • Advanced Geographic Imagery (3) (spring only)

  • Applied Learning in Geography (1-8)

  • Cooperative Study: Geography (1-8)

  • Research Project in Geography (3)

  • Applied Learning in Geology (1-6)

  • Cooperative Study: Geology (1-6)

  • Capstone Project in Geology (3)

  • Senior Thesis (3

  • Global Environmental Problems (writing intensive)

  • (3)

  • Meteorology (3)

  • Urban Geography (3)

  • Environmental Land Use Planning (3)

  • Environmental Land Use Planning (service

  • learning) (3)

  • Applied Learning in Geography (1-8)

  • Cooperative Study: Geography (1-8)

  • Biogeography (3)

  • Field Studies (3)

  • Advanced Geography: _____ (3)

  • Environmental Geoscience (3)

  • Hydrology (3)

  • Applied Learning in Geology (1-6)

  • Cooperative Study: Geology (1-6)

  • Field Methods (3)

  • Process Geomorphology (3)

  • Structural Geology (4)

  • Field Camp (6)

  • Capstone Project in Geology (3)

  • Hydrogeology (3)

  • Data Base Management (3)

  • Construction Surveying (3)

  • Boundary Surveying (3)

  • The World Ocean (3)

  • Gold and Diamonds (3)

  • Earthquakes and Volcanoes (3)

  • Great Moments in Earth History (3)

  • Introduction to Statistical Reasoning (3)

  • Applied Statistics (4)

  • Trigonometry (3)

  • Introduction to Technical and Professional

  • Writing (3)

  • Introduction to Technical and Professional

  • Writing (service learning) (3)

  • Introduction to Programming (3)

  • Intro to Game Programming (3)

  • Introduction to Programming for Science &

  • Engineering (3)

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Career Opportunity

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Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • GIS Technician, City of Berea, Kentucky

  • GIS Manager, Spartanburg County, South Carolina

  • Digital Cartographer, Mapcom Systems

  • LiDAR Technician, Quantum Spatial

  • Lieutenant, U.S. Army

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