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GIST Undergraduate Programs

The B.S. in Geospatial Information Science and Technology (GIST) will allow you to combine proficiency in spatial thinking and geospatial data science analysis with fluency in geographic information systems, remote sensing, data analytics, and visualization. Once you complete the degree, you will be prepared to apply your geospatial knowledge and skills in a wide range of fields, from environmental management and public health, to civil engineering and urban planning, to economic analysis and marketing.

Looking for a way to add geospatial expertise to your resume? 9-10 credit certificates in GIS or remote sensing give you paths for gaining geospatial experience to enhance your prospects in the job market while teaching you skills that you can apply to any major. The GIS certificate includes courses in GIS software and analysis, spatial data visualization, and programming to give you foundational skills in these important subjects. The remote sensing certificate teaches you how to analyze and extract information from digital images and you can explore specific remote sensing applications and platforms, including drones, with targeted elective courses. WyGISC also offers many undergraduate GIST courses for students interested in specific aspects of geospatial science.


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Geospatial Information Science and Technology, B.S.

The B.S. in GIST provides a quality educational experience that combines proficiency in spatial thinking and geospatial data science analysis with fluency in geographic information systems, remote sensing, and visualization.

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Undergraduate Certificates in GIS&T

Certificates in GIS and Remote Sensing give you pathways for adding geospatial skills to your major.

Careers for students earning certificates in GIST

GIST allows successful students to work for private companies and local, state, and federal agencies using spatial data to answer questions about many disciplines, from wildlife management to marketing to energy development.

  • GIS Technician
  • Cartographic Technician
  • GIS Analyst
  • Cartographer
  • Remote Sensing Analyst
  • GIS Administrator

Courses students take in the GIST undergraduate program:

The School of Computing's GIST program offers courses and certificates in GIS, remote sensing, programing, data visualization, and UAS (drones) under the GIST course prefix, giving you the opportunity to learn geospatial fundamentals or to dive deeper into this growing field with specialized courses. If you earn a certificate, you add valuable geospatial knowledge to your degree, or you can also choose to take targeted individual courses that are especially relevant to your studies. In either case, geospatial expertise will enhance your prospects in this growing job market.


Have questions or want
to find out more?

Contact our program advisor:
Beth McMillan

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