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Geography and Geographic Information Systems, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Stephenville, TX, United States
The Geography and Geographic Information Systems program of Tarleton State University is a hands-on, student-focused program that is designed to inspire, captivate, and prepare you for your future career in any related field or industry.
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Overview

Geography and Geographic Information Systems are computer-based systems used for recording, storing, analyzing, and displaying spatial/geographic data. GGIS show a myriad of different types of data and display spatial statistics in order to draw specified conclusions. In essence, GGIS is storytelling by way of geography instead of books.

Every time we use navigation on our smartphones, look up the nearest restaurant, or decide where to vacation to, we are using GGIS. Geography and Geographic information systems are used to track climate changes, wildlife migration patterns, shopping and consumer habits, oil and gas exploration, infectious disease outbreaks, just to name a few. These systems are used in every sector of the economy and in almost every discipline.

Designed With You in Mind

The Geography and Geographic Information Systems program of Tarleton State University places emphasis on graduating students in four years. Our courses are taught on a rotation, providing you with the flexibility of having most of the require courses taught at least once a semester, and often times twice a semester.

Career Opportunities

Students who graduate with a degree in GGIS have almost unlimited options in terms of where they want to work and in what field. Students with GGIS degrees work in the fields such as:

  • Medical geography/GIS
  • Real estate investment
  • Location factor analyst
  • Oil and gas
  • Intelligence agencies
  • Wildlife services
  • Hydrology
  • Urban development and city planning

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • World Regional Geography
  • The Geography of Texas
  • Economic Geography
  • Geography of Latin America
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • Geospatial Intelligence/Crime Mapping

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    69

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • ApplyTexas application
  • A U.S. $50 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript
  • Official SAT or ACT test scores
  • Any other items requested by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions based on application answers
  • Proof of English fluency (scores cannot be more than 2 years old as of the first day of the term you are entering)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17448 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17448 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17448 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7174 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7174 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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