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Geographic Information Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #1133 (BCR) Muncie, IN, United States
Our geographic information science program is an excellent choice if you are interested in solving social and environmental problems using advanced spatial information technology. As one of our students, you’ll learn about topics as wide-ranging as natural resources, environmental science, transportation, emergency management, social science, and planning.
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What are Geographic Information Systems?

Geographic Information Systems, commonly referred to as GIS, are computer systems that acquire, manipulate, analyze, and map spatial (or geographic) data. A GIS connects a map and a database that allows powerful analysis of information related to physical spaces. By studying GIScience, you’ll understand how these systems work. This will ultimately let you use technology to have a substantial impact on society.

What You Will Learn

In the GIS curriculum, you l learn how to visualize information in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends by using computer software for:

  • practical skills and software relevant to jobs in GIScience
  • underlying theory and concepts that inform the best use of GIS technology and data
  • project management skills from start to finish: time management, data preparation, analysis, visualization, and final reporting
  • communication skills, which will improve during immersive projects with peers and clients – this includes practice communicating the possibilities and outcomes of GIS analysis in plain language with non-experts

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure


A few of the classes you will take include:

  • Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data 1-2
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Advanced GIS Analysis
  • GIS Applications Design and Development
  • GIS System Design
  • For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • We will consider both your academic performance and extracurricular activities when we review your application
  • A complete application requires an official high school transcript sent directly from your high school
  • If you choose to send in your test scores, we accept scores sent from your testing agency or on your official high school transcript (SAT and/or ACT scores)
  • Be a first-year undergraduate international applicant to a participating college or university
  • Attend (or have graduated from) a secondary school outside of the United States
  • Demonstrate interest and personal initiative in activities involving intercultural learning and exchange

Tuition Fee

  • International

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    48924 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24462 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    15780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7890 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Muncie

  • 876 - 1420 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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