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BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology, Computation, Design and Analysis Track Texas A&M University




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The BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) requires semester credit hours for completion in the Computation, Design, and Analysis (CDA), Earth Systems Analysis (ESA), or the Human Systems and Society (HSS) tracks.

The Computation, Design, and Analysis (CDA) track is intended for students interested in the computational, analysis, and software development aspects of GIST. This track emphasizes the computational and information technology that underpins GIST and focuses on technical issues, algorithm development and performance, and software tool development

Students will receive a rigorous and modern-day education and training in GIST with application knowledge in physical and human geography. Employers require problem solvers, not button pushers, to address problems in various application domains. The BS in GIST is designed to:

Provide modern-day exposure to the rapidly changing field of GIST
Balance education and training with a focus on competency
Provide application and problem-solving experiences
Support student activities and research
Provide students with professional experience
Produce high-quality geographers with strong GIST knowledge and skills

Geospatial technology graduates are in extremely high demand and, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, are one of the highest growth areas in the federal government, particularly in homeland security activities, as well as in energy, software and engineering firms, biomedical and biohazard research, among many others. A 35% annual rate of growth in geospatial technology-related degrees are projected by the U.S. Department of Labor. Students have employment opportunities with the following corporate and government entities:

Government agencies (federal, state, county, and city): management and planning of urban infrastructure, inventory and assessment of natural resources including agriculture, forestry, and water resources.
Energy industry: assessing biofuel production and identifying locations suitable for renewable energy resources and mineral exploration.
Health science industry: determine hotspots of health events and explore causes.
Military and intelligence community: numerous opportunities exist in military branches and agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and other intelligence organizations.
Commercial industries: business analytics and marketing, as spatial information can be used to target marketing campaigns, and suitable site assessment to locate companies.
Geospatial industries: software development, geotechnical engineering, and technology development.

Students select courses with the assistance of the academic advisor in an individualized advising system.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BS in Geographic Information Science and Technology, Computation, Design and Analysis Track.

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees

$37,890.00 (27,77,314) per year


13 Jan, 24 Aug


College of Geosciences

3148 TAMU,



77843, United States

Entry requirement for international students

High school/secondary transcript

English proficiency can also be demonstrated by:

a minimum TOEFL score of 80 iBT or

a minimum PTE Academic score of 53

a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 overall band

When to Apply:

Spring/ August 1; Fall/December 1

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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