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Geographic Information Science: Environmental Science and Policy, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cedar Falls, IA, United States
Geography is the study of place, or space, in the sense that history is the study of time. A primary tool of the geographer is the map, whether at the local scale of a shopping center market or at the global scale of climatic change. 


Geography is both a natural science and a social science as it examines people and their environment and serves as a bridge between the physical and cultural worlds. Individual geographers tend to emphasize different aspects of the spatial continuum. Some specialize in physical geography by devoting their studies to the natural environment, including the analysis of climate, vegetation, soils and landforms. Others concentrate on the spatial associations of the human environment that result from the political, social and economic activities of people. While some geographers focus their studies at home, others engage in the study of foreign lands. Geography is currently experiencing rapid growth in data collection, resulting in increased use of data-processing techniques such as statistical analysis, aerial photograph interpretation, remote sensing, computer mapping and geographic information systems (GIS).

The department also offers a liberal arts major with an environmental emphasis which examines the natural physical landscape as well as human-environment interaction. A program certificate in cartography and geographic information systems is available to geography majors and to students in other programs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Human Geography
  • Physical Geography
  • Research Experience in Geography
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Positioning System Field Survey Methods

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete all the information requested on the application so there will be no misunderstanding. See that all questions are answered to avoid unnecessary correspondence and delay in considering your request for admission.
  • Your legal name should always be used. If your high school or college records may appear under another name, give this name also.
  • Submit the required application for admission and supporting documents at least ten days prior to the beginning of orientation for the session for which you are applying. It is your responsibility to arrange to have the necessary credentials submitted.
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      18207 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 18207 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
    • National

      7665 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 7665 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Cedar Falls

    • 1119 - 1740 USD/month
      Living Costs

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