Geographic Information Science

GISci teaches techniques for collecting and analyzing geographic information in our environment. The courses complement each other with some that provide a technical foundation and understanding and others introducing GISci concepts and providing a chance to apply them to various types of situations. Students learn how use technologies including satellite and aerial imaging, global positioning systems, and remote sensing. The concentration provides the training and hands-on experience to solve problems in fields such as natural resources, urban planning, military and business decision-making, architecture, archaeology, law enforcement, education, health and many others. By taking one additional course, students may also earn a GIS certificate in addition to their degree.

Concentration Course Requirements

Take one (1) of the following:

CIT 214 Database Design and Development (3)

ISA 245* Database Systems and Data Warehousing (3)

Take all of the following:

GEO 441 Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 442 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

GEO 443 PYTHON Programming for ArcGIS (3)

GEO 448 Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing (3)

In order to complete the GISci certificate program, students must also take one (1) of the following:

GEO 340 Internship (1-20)

GEO 444 GIS Techniques in Landscape Ecology (3)

GEO 447 Aerial Photo Interpretation (4)


*Denotes courses that are offered primarily or only on the Oxford Campus