Through this dual degree in geography and geographic information science (GIS), students can complete a bachelor's degree in geography and a master's degree in GIS in just five years. Typically, our dual degree students complete the majority of their undergraduate work at the end of their third year. Graduate work normally begins during our students' senior years. This program is tailored toward students interested geotechnology. Our students complete detailed study of geotechnological skills, from cartography and GIS to remote sensing and GPS.
This dual degree can help prepare students to enter a growing field, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicting demand for graduates with geotechnological skills expected to grow by 30 percent by 2024. Through their bachelor's degree program, students can choose to emphasize a variety of emphasis tracks, including geographic analyses, land use or urban planning, and natural resource management.