Teresa Raczek, Ph.D.
Interim Department Chair
Bachelor of Science Degree
Department of Geography and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Geographic Information Science (GISc) integrates Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology with applied research domains. The GISc program aims at producing high caliber graduates who are well trained in the theory and application of GIS and geospatial technologies. Students receive fundamental knowledge of geospatial skills, along with specific content in one of two systems: human-environment systems, or information systems. GISc provides students a set of skills to manipulate, analyze, assess, and visualize data by way of digital maps and/or map imagery to solve problems. Graduates of the major have obtained geospatial jobs related to crime analysis, emergency services, engineering, epidemiology, environmental management, forestry, housing, marketing, military sciences, sustainability, transportation, urban planning, and utilities, among others.