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Geography, Geographic Information Systems Concentration, BS

The Geography, Geographic Information Systems Concentration, BS program prepares you for work in the environmental, energy and defense industries as well as others.

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What Will I Learn?

The program involves the tracking and analysis of geospatial data. You will receive a strong core in geography in addition to courses in the GIS concentration. There are also courses in physical sciences, computer science, art and other related disciplines. You will graduate with marketable GIS and geospatial skills.

What are the requirements for this degree?

You must complete general education requirements along with core courses and those in other sciences. All students in this program are required to complete an internship experience.


What Types of Careers Could I Get With This Degree?

Geographic information systems is a diverse field that is relevant to multiple careers and industries. A few career options include:

  • Geospatial engineer
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geographic information systems analyst
  • Geologist
  • Transportation planner
  • Urban planner
  • Water resources engineer

What Career Outcomes Do Alumni Have With This Degree?

A list of of the top job titles for Geography alumni
The estimated salary for Geography alumni

What Kinds of Experiences Could I Have?

With several program options, laboratory facilities and partnerships with many of Pennsylvania’s most important organizations, Ship’s geography faculty are experienced in GIS. Expect to receive personalized attention while you learn in small classes.

You can participate in a wide variety of student organizations that are closely connected with curriculum such as Green League, the Campus Farm and Gamma Theta Upsilon, a geography honor society. You are further encouraged to work with faculty on research and service-learning projects.

Contact the Geography & Earth Science Department

104 Shearer Hall, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, PA 17257 Phone: 717-477-1685 Fax: (717) 477-4029