Geographic information science (GISc) and technology provide fundamental knowledge and technological tools to solve geospatial challenges in a wide variety of fields, including urban planning, business and retail, human health and safety, environmental and resource management, and scientific research.

The BS (GISc) program prepares students to collect and manage geospatial data, to analyze and quantify spatial relationships, to evaluate and design maps, and to develop geospatial applications. The objective of this program is to provide rigorous technical training through problem-based and experiential learning, while grounding students in knowledge of fundamental principles of geography and geographic information.