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Geographic Information Sciences (B.S.)

The Geographic Information Sciences major at South Dakota State University allows students to gain hands-on experience with computerized Geographic Information System (GIS) that integrate hardware, software, and data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: August, January
Tuition Fee: $ 372 per credit
Location: Blended

GIS allows researchers to work with data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.

Graduates of this Geographic Information Sciences major at South Dakota State University are prepared to apply their geographic knowledge and technical skills to address problems related to global climate change, regional planning and development, natural resources and much more.

Courses included:

  • Physical Geography: Weather and Climate and Lab
  • Physical Geography: Natural Landscapes and Lab
  • Introduction to Human Geography
  • World Regional Geography
  • Introduction to GIS and Lab
  • Quantitative Research Methods in Geography
  • Geography of the Future

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Career Opportunities

  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Urban Planner
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • Cartographer

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