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Geographic Information Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Geographic Information Science program of the Southeast Missouri State University is an opportunity to prepare students for a career in a computer-based geospatial technology profession. This is an exciting field that integrates computer skills, modelling skills and a desire to work outside into a high demand career choice. 
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Geographic information is an important and valuable decision support asset that can be applied to all sectors of our world, such as economics, business, health, environment, and emergency response through a variety of platform for private, public, not-for-profit or academic organizations. Join the Geographic Information Science program of the Southeast Missouri State University and be ready to map out present and future sustainability challenges!

What You'll Do

  • Have close interaction with dedicated faculty who have used GIS technology in the work environment and believe in the importance of the field of GIS.
  • Learn in a class environment that stimulates learning, idea sharing and problem-solving through individual and team activities.
  • Complete 120 hours of practical field education under the guidance of professional GIS practitioners.

Career Opportunities

The Geographic Information Sciences is a new program at Southeast, the field is expected to experience rapid and continued growth throughout the next decade. The U.S. Department of Labor expects the national market to increase by 29% in the public and private sectors. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) jobs, is expected to grow twice as quickly as jobs in other fields and 80% of these jobs will require the technical skills found in this major.

Graduates would be able to pursue career opportunities as:

  • Designing desktop system
  • Implementing web and mobile applications
  • Developing workflow systems
  • Customizing spatial models and systems

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:

  • Cultural Geography
  • Computer Cartography
  • Physical Geology
  • Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • GIS Application

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

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