Geographic Information Science Degree | Geography | SIU

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Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science is for students who are interested in environmental applications of geospatial technologies, such as GIS and remote sensing.

Description: GIS links locational and database information to enable people to visualize patterns, relationships and trends. What is GIS? View a video clip produced by ESRI, a world leader in GIS technology.

Careers: Large job market

Skills/Techniques: Cartography, quantitative techniques, and geographic data management

Required Courses:

  • GEOG 406 (3) Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 408 (3) Advanced Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 416 (3) Analytical Cartography
  • GEOG 420 (3) Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • 3 additional 400-level GEOG courses, such as
    • GEOG 417 - GIS Programming and Customization
    • GEOG 419 - Enterprise GIS Planning and Implementation
    • GEOG 428 -  GIS Portfolio
    • GEOG 456 - Geographic Visualization
    • GEOG 458 - Applied GIS
    • GEOG 480 - Internship in Geography