Study data spatially – and take your career to new heights – with Geographic Information Sciences.
This nationally ranked STEM degree prepares you for an exciting career in a growing field. SDState offers the region’s only bachelor’s degree program in geography, as well as an Undergraduate Certificate option. Whatever you choose, you can complete your coursework entirely online. Graduates work in a variety of industries, including utility companies, civil engineering and government.
Go further with your online degree in Geographic Information Sciences.
Spatial Analysis & Mapping
Your course of study includes Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - high-tech computer mapping programs and a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data to solve real-world problems.
You’ll also learn remote sensing technology – the science of observing the earth through satellite imagery, airplanes sensors and drones.
Geography and mapping is a perspective. You’ll learn the art of cartography – how to create maps, examine the patterns/data, and apply your knowledge.
Flexible and Affordable
Talk about a smart investment! You can pursue your online SDState bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Sciences from anywhere.
“South Dakota State is a top tier institution that offers many different opportunities for its students. The Geography & Geosptial Sciences department at SDSU is full of faculty that truly care for and motivate all their students to experience new things and take on new challenges.”
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CollegeRank listed SDState geography as a top bachelor’s degree in the country.
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