The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (BSGIS) program teaches you to think, communicate, reason, and solve real-world problems spatially — through a curriculum of four key competencies: spatial data acquisition, spatial data management, spatial analysis, and information presentation.
Spatial data acquisition:
Working with spatial needs a sound understanding of how spatial data are represented and how they can be acquired using various methods. You will learn how to represent spatial data in coordinates, how to calculate coordinates from field measurements, how to use images to get GIS data, and how GPS is used in GIS on different platforms.
GIS data has a large volume and every GIS system involves different types of data. You'll learn how to model real-world problems with spatial data and manage such data for efficient data creation, update, and retrieval for use.
The core of GIS is spatial analysis. You will learn various concepts and knowledge of how to solve problems spatially. Upon a sound understanding of the concepts, you will learn how to use GIS technology to solve spatial problems, including customizing workflows under a GIS platform.
You will learn how to represent spatial data under different contexts and understand the issues with the different representations.
MATH120: Brief Calculus
MATH121: Calculus I
Graduates from the BS in GIS program are expected to:
GIS specialist, GIS analyst, or GIS application developers in the private sector, various levels of governments, and utilities.
*Pending WSCUC approval