Placeholder image for Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Ruston, LA, United States
Social Sciences is home to Geography, Geographic Information Science, Political Science, and Sociology. Our disciplines study a wide range of individual, institutional, and social behavior, and provide a means of gaining intellectual approaches that will be rewarding for a lifetime as well as a degree that will lead to many exciting career options.
Access all 180000+ programmes, for free with a Studyportals account.
account benefits visualised

Overview

The Geographic Information Science curriculum is designed for students interested in understanding, analyzing, and applying the spatial relationship among human and physical features (for example, the social and economic impact of natural disasters). Students of GIS learn how to use computer software programs that identify the interactions that transpire between humans and the physical environment based on location. They also learn how to analyze those interactions, and to use that information to assist with public and private sector management, administration, and planning. There is a large and growing need for graduates with GIS training.

The Geographic Information Science (GISc) program in the School of School of Agricultural Sciences & Forestry consists of a 120 semester credit hours with 40 hours of directed electives. Students are prepared for rewarding and high-paying careers in the field of spatial data technologies that more specifically engage environmental issues and issues that pertain to the natural sciences. Careful selection of directed electives provides the opportunity to earn a minor in forestry, wildlife habitat management, environmental science, or other fields. Specific requirements for minors are identified in the departmental sections of this Catalog.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Comp Prog for Geog Inf Sys(GIS)
  • Geog Inf Sys(GIS)Spat Data App
  • GIS Application Project

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

    Get a free IELTS practice test
  • Minimum required score:

    71

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    525

    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

    Schedule TOEFL®

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 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

  • Complete the Online Application Form 
  • Non-refundable application fee $30.00 (payable by check, money order, or credit card)
  • Proof of available yearly funds to cover each year of study in the form of a statement of account, government scholarship letter or athletic scholarship letter
  • Official academic records and transcripts (High School GPA of 2.5). Certified translations of supporting documents in English must accompany all documents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    995 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 995 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Ruston

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Let us fund your studies abroad!

Apply to The Global Study Awards and get the chance to receive up to £10000 for your study abroad! This funding is powered by ISIC, British Council, IELTS and Studyportals.

Tell me more
Global Study Awards

Wishlist

You’ve wishlisted multiple studies. Did you know you can compare them side-by-side in our Compare-tool?