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Geography, Applied Geographic Technology, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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Are you passionate about geology and technology? The Applied Geographic Technology program brings together new technologies in computer science, visualization, geographic information science, and remote sensing to examine the natural and human environment. Through intensive hands-on projects, you will become an expert at using these fast-growing and in-demand technologies.


If you enjoy learning about the world and working with emerging technologies, SRU's Applied Geographic Technology program is a good fit for you. This program enables you to work hands-on with the latest technology, and offers opportunities to gain valuable experience through fieldwork and internships with companies, government agencies, and environmental organizations.

Many of our students have found work that enables them to address important environmental and social issues in the private or public sector. As a graduate from Applied Geographic Technology, you can pursue a wide range of job opportunities, including:

  • Geographic information systems technologist, analyst, or specialist
  • Surveyor
  • Cartographer for federal government or private sector
  • Geointelligence officer, logistics
  • Environmental monitoring or consulting
  • Environmental law or public policy

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Natural Environment
  • Cultural Geography
  • Cartography I 
  • Economic Geography
  • Map Reading and Interpretation
  • General Methods of Field Work 
  • Intro to Geographic Information Science 
  • Introduction to Georeports/Lab
  • Technology Core
  • Introduction to Programming 
  • Remote Sensing
  • Cartography II
  • Advanced Geographic Information Systems 
  • Environmental Modeling 
  • World Environmental Thought
  • Field Investigations in the Geosciences
  • Field Studies
  • Earth’s Changing Climate
  • Earth’s Changing Climate Lab 
  • Meteorology/Lab 
  • Earth Materials and Processes/Lab
  • Air Pollution Meteorology/Lab 
  • Geomorphology/Lab 
  • Introduction to Hydrology/Lab 
  • Environmental Monitoring and Sampling
  • Planning for Sustainable Communities
  • Asia
  • Australia
  • Africa
  • Environmental Law and Policy
  • Environmental Justice
  • Population Analysis
  • Gender & the Environment
  • Geography of Intolerance

                                                                  English Language Requirements

                                                                  • Minimum required score:


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                                                                  Academic Requirements

                                                                  You need the following GPA score:

                                                                  Required score: 3

                                                                  Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                                                                  Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                                                                  General Requirements

                                                                  • Official High School transcripts (including a 12th grade class schedule if applicable)
                                                                  • Official SAT or ACT scores
                                                                  • $30 application fee 
                                                                  • Complete the application for admission (NO FEE).
                                                                  • Submit official, English-translated copies of all secondary course work completed,
                                                                  • Submit a copy of your passport - copy of the picture page.
                                                                  • All applicants must verify finances. 

                                                                  Tuition Fee

                                                                  • International

                                                                    644 USD/credit
                                                                    Tuition Fee
                                                                    Based on the original amount of 644 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
                                                                  • National

                                                                    322 USD/credit
                                                                    Tuition Fee
                                                                    Based on the original amount of 322 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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                                                                  Living costs for Grove City

                                                                  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
                                                                    Living Costs

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