BS in Geographic Information Systems

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi - ISC, United States Ranked #18 in North America

bs-in-geographic-information-systems

Next enrollment cycle

June 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 15,210

Course Accredited By

ABET

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 7% scholarship
The Geographic Information Science and Geospatial Systems Engineering Programs at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi offer the premier Geomatics and GIS undergraduate, graduate, Ph.D., and post-baccalaureate degrees in the United States. Our degree programs provide students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities required by today's highly competitive and highly paid geospatial job market.
The Geographic Information Science degree programs enable students to apply computing, physical science, and mathematical principles (including multivariate calculus and differential equations) to design and build physical systems to model the Earth. Our students are educated to gather geospatial data via remote sensing and land surveying then convert this data, along with other geospatial data resources, into manageable digital maps and databases for display and analysis. A career in the geospatial industry is a student's opportunity to explore the world and utilize the latest computer technologies and sciences. In addition to many careers in the geospatial industry, all graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination for Surveyor in Training (SIT) and, ultimately, Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS). Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a unique campus on the Gulf coast. We offer the only combined geomatics and GIS focused Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science in the nation that is also accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our Geographic Information Science program is one of the top degrees in the industry.

Our program appeals to students who

Enjoy working with advanced technology
Want to travel and see the world while getting paid a professional salary
Would like to work outside one day and with computers the next
Want to build the next generation of mapping technology
The Geographic Information Science Program will prepare graduates with knowledge and skills for a variety of career paths related to the acquisition, analysis, and management of geospatial data and information. Career paths include education towards advanced degrees and employment in the fields of Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems.

Enrollment Cycles

  • June 2022
  • August 2022

Entry requirements
Undergraduate
International Year (3 semesters) Intensive English Program (IEP) (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 45 overall
  • IELTS 4.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 38
  • Pearson Versant 41-42
  • Duolingo 65
  • Gao Kao English Not accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 31 credits toward degree

International Year (3 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 50 overall
  • IELTS 5.0 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 42
  • Pearson Versant 43-47
  • Duolingo 75
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 28 credits toward degree

International Year (2 semesters)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 60 overall
  • IELTS 5.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 45
  • Pearson Versant 48-63
  • Duolingo 85
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 25 credits toward degree

International Year (1 semester)

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) 58
  • Pearson Versant 64 or higher
  • Duolingo 95
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year
  • Up to 15 credits toward degree

Direct Admission

  • TOEFL (iBT) 79 overall
  • IELTS 6.5 overall
  • Pearson (PTE) Not accepted
  • Pearson Versant Not acepted
  • Duolingo 105
  • Gao Kao English Not Accepted
  • GPA: 2.00 for International Year

Courses
GISC 1301 Physical Geography 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
TCCNS: GEOG 1301 


GISC 1336 Digital Drafting and Design 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 


GISC 1470 Geospatial Systems I 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 


GISC 2250 Field Camp I 
2 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470. GISC 2301 Geospatial Systems II 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: (GISC 1470).


GISC 2438 Geospatial Software Systems I 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 1470 and COSC 1435 or COSC 1330.


GISC 2470 Geospatial Plane Measurement I 
4 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: MATH 1316 or 2413.


GISC 3300 Geospatial Mathematical Techniques 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: MATH 2413 and 3342.


GISC 3325 Geodetic Science 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470.


GISC 3412 Geospatial Plane Measurement II 
4 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: (GISC 2470 and 1336*).
* May be taken concurrently.


GISC 3420 Geospatial Software Systems II 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2438.


GISC 3421 Visualization for GIS 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2301.


GISC 4180 Geospatial Systems Internship 
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour) 


GISC 4305 Legal Aspects of Spatial Information 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470.


GISC 4315 Satellite Positioning 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470 and MATH 2413.


GISC 4318 Cadastral Systems 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470.


GISC 4320 Hydrography 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470 and MATH 2413.


GISC 4326 Geomatics Professional Practice 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2250.


GISC 4335 Geospatial Systems III 
3 Semester Credit Hours (2 Lecture Hours, 2 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2301, 3421 and MATH 3342.


GISC 4340 Geospatial Computations and Adjustment 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 2470, MATH 3342 and GISC 3300.


GISC 4350 Field Camp II 
3 Semester Credit Hours (6 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 3412, 4318 and 2250.


GISC 4351 Geospatial Systems Project 
3 Semester Credit Hours 
Prerequisite: GISC 4350 or 4335.


GISC 4371 History of Land Ownership 
3 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours) 
Prerequisite: GISC 3412.


GISC 4431 Remote Sensing 
4 Semester Credit Hours (3 Lecture Hours, 3 Lab Hours) 
Prerequisite: (PHYS 2425, MATH 3342 and GISC 3300) or (MEEN 3310 and PHYS 2425).


GISC 4590 Selected Topics 
1-5 Semester Credit Hours (1-5 Lecture Hours) 

GISC 4596 Directed Independent Study 
1-5 Semester Credit Hours 

GISC 4690 Co-operative Education 
1 Semester Credit Hour (1 Lecture Hour) 

 

Undergraduate 

Program Intensive English Program (1 semester) International Year (3 semesters) $31141

 International Year (3 semesters) $23738

 International Year (2 semesters) $15826

 International Year (1 semester) $7913

 Direct Admit (2 semesters 12 credits each) $15210 (varies by program)

Estimated Room & Board $15,029 - $20,004

 Undergraduate Direct Admission Scholarship 

Scholarship Available - Upto $4,000

 *Direct admission scholarship is available in each year

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