Geographic Information Systems [GIS] Major

Prepare to strategically solve real-world problems and come up with cutting-edge solutions through a combination of technology and business skills. You’ll learn the nature of geographic data while recognizing the appropriate applications of GIS technology to solve spatial issues.

Career Potential

  • Environmental GIS specialist
  • Land use planner
  • Marketing and business geographics consultant
  • Law enforcement analyst
  • Transportation planner
  • Emergency response planner

What Will I Learn?

You will receive computer training in

  • digital processing of remote sensing observations and cartographic vector data.
  • spatial analysis.
  • the display of information products in ENVY and GIS software.

The curriculum will provide you with the necessary background to use remote sensing in various fields such as

  • military analysis and intelligence.
  • environmental monitoring.
  • counter-narcotics.
  • disaster assessments.
  • law enforcement and other related fields.

Concentration Options

  • Advanced Geospatial Applications
  • Computer Techniques
  • Demographics and Business Geographics
  • Environmental Science

Special Features

  • High-tech training in a friendly, supportive environment
  • Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI) authorized learning center with 25 GIS workstations – learn advanced applications including network and 3D modeling applications
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) – master field survey techniques using the lab GPS base station and handheld units.
  • Student-faculty research opportunities

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with these opportunities:

  • Internships with local, state and federal agencies
  • Study abroad options at locations such as the Australia Zoo

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Old Main, Room 138
Phone: 607-753-4107
Fax: 607-753-4114

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 120


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Kendra Nelson Memorial Award
  • Olive C. Fish Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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