About this Bachelor's Degree
The geography GIT program provides the opportunity to study geospatial science (GIS, cartography and remote sensing) and its application to land-use analysis, environmental science, resource management and development.
The goal of the B.S. program is to prepare graduates to become informed citizens in today's diverse, yet globalizing world systems. The curriculum prepares students for careers in all levels of government, private industry, economic development and environmental science.
Graduates are qualified for careers at all levels of government and in private industry. Geographic Information Technology/Systems are now at the heart of a vast array of real-time, interactive mobile computing, geolocational services, mapping and wireless geographic services applications.
The Department of Labor places environmental scientists at 18th, geospatial analysts at 20th and geographers at 22nd in the top-50 job markets for today.
Our alumni are employed at the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Central Intelligence Agency, the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and the Department of State.
Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives
- Students will strengthen effective skills in written and oral communication.
- Students will learn a broad-based knowledge of Geography. They will know specifically the sub-fields of human geography, physical geography, and geographic techniques.
- Students will develop critical thinking skills and understand the methods of scientific explanation as related to Geography.
- Students will comprehend the causes, spatial patterns, and impacts of globalization.
- Graduates will gain employment consistent with their interests in Geography, and/or pursue a graduate education, or be satisfied that the degree met other personal objectives.