Geospatial Information Science

Geospatial Information Science

Degree requirements:

Geospatial Information Science, BS

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The Geospatial Information Science (GISci) program is for students who have a strong mathematics background and are interested in GIS careers that emphasize analytical skills. This program provides a formal program and specialized course of study to persons interested in a career involving geospatial technologies such as GIS, the Global Positioning System (GPS), and/or remote sensing, and recognizes students who undertake a rigorous plan of study involving theory and applications of GISci. Courses to expect for this major include Digital Tools in Environmental Exploration, Spatial Analysis, and Remote Sensing.

Career Options

A student who earns a B.S. in GISci degree at OSU will be well-versed in general GISci knowledge and will have competency utilizing GISci hardware and software for the planning, development, and maintenance of spatial and nonspatial databases. More important, students who complete the B.S. degree will have higher order skills involving the analysis of geospatial data, and will be capable of communicating findings with larger audiences. Our graduates enjoy successful careers in a variety of fields:

  • Geospatial Scientist
  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Administrator
  • GIS Application Developer
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Cartographer

Finish in Four

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The Finish in Four plans are designed to assist students in an eight semester plan guiding them to graduate within four years. Students may use this as a guide as they plan their undergraduate education, but should adjust it to fit their personal goals.

BS - Geospatial Information Science


Scholarships are available for prospective freshmen, transfer students, current students and continuing students through the University, College of Arts & Sciences, and respective Departments.

When students complete the OSU admission application, they are automatically considered for the University Level scholarships.

Students are eligible for College Level scholarships within the College of Arts and Sciences after completing 12 hours at OSU. Some exceptions may apply. See specific scholarships for criteria.

The Geography Department offers Departmental Level scholarships for eligible students.

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Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, Oklahoma 74078