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Geospatial Information Science and Technology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Indiana, PA, United States
The Geospatial Information Science and Technology, BA degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania prepares you for career positions such as geographic information systems (GIS) analyst or specialist, remote sensing specialist, geospatial techniques specialist, cartographer, or geospatial intelligence analyst.
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As a Geospatial Information Science And Technology program from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, you’ll learn to use state-of-the art techniques that are in demand in the job market.

Throughout your degree, you’ll gain skills in data collection, spatial information management, and graphic presentation.

Some of the topics you’ll study in the classroom are vector vs. raster and object-oriented spatial data structures, cartographic design, satellite imagery, methods for designing GIS systems to user specifications, and thermal sensing.

You’ll have opportunities to get hands-on experience with the hardware and software you’ll use in your career through the Department of Geography and Regional Planning’s GIS labs, GPS equipment, and sUAS (Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems) fleet.

Our Curriculum Fits the Job Market

  • We’ve designed our program to give you the specific skills employers want. The curriculum for this degree is designed to fit the US Department of Labor Geospatial Competency Model, as well as the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Geographic Information Science and Technology Body of Knowledge.
  • This 120-credit Regional Planning major includes a 30-credit core and a 12+ credit specialization in Geospatial Information Science and Techniques.

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: 

  • Intro. to Remote Sensing
  • Enterprise Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Management
  • Technical Issues in GIS
  • GPS Concepts and Techniques
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Foundations of Unmanned Aerial Systems Science and Applications

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • $25 Application Fee
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • International Student Financial Statement
  • Official Transcripts
  • Passport Copy

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23872 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11936 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7916 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    10950 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5475 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Indiana

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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