Geographic Information Science & Technology Major

Undergraduate students may pursue an interdiscplinary B.S. in Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIS&T). Students completing this degree automatically earn three additional credentials, including the Geography Minor, Computer Science Certificate, and GIS Certificate. Students can also select from several specialization areas to customize their degree to based on interests and career objectives. To learn more about jobs in Geographic Information Science & Technology, see our Careers page.

Earn a B.S. in GIS&T

GIScientists collect, analyze, and interpret geographic data using computer programming and quantitative spatial analysis and modeling techniques in fields ranging from business and community planning to the physical and biological sciences.



The curriculum for the B.S. in Geographic Information Science & Technology includes 15 credit hours of free electives. Students who focus these electives in a specialization area below can also earn an additional B.S. degree (dual-major), minor, or certificate, often without completing more than the minimum 120 total credit hours required for graduation. Consult with your advisor for specific class requirements.


Students can also use the program's 15 credit hours of free electives to focus on other areas of expertise to enter the workforce after graduation or prepare for graduate studies in different disciplines. Examples of these expertise specializations are listed below.