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Bachelor of Science in Geography - Geographic Information Sciences Concentration



What will I learn?

Program Overview

Leverage technology and data to help create harmony between people and our planet. Be part of the next generation of tech-savvy geographers with our geographic information sciences program.

Why This Program & What You'll Learn

Technology and data are essential to making the best use of land and natural resources. If you find geography compelling and want to accelerate your technical skills, a degree in geographical information sciences is right for you. You’ll gain essential computer skills, learn to work in the field or office, and develop a mix of creative and technical talents.

Our specialized geography program offers the expertise to help solve some of our most urgent geographic problems. Issues in city government, business, scientific research or public land management are all areas where your skills will be in high demand.

You’ll receive hands-on training on today’s most advanced techniques, including geographic information systems, remote sensing and cartography. You’ll become an expert in quantitative spatial analysis and cutting-edge technologies. With specialized training, you’ll learn to use these innovations and technical skills to help solve urban planning and natural resources problems.

Program Highlights

As a student in our geography program, you’ll:

Gain hands-on experience at our Center for Geographic Information Science. Use the latest GIS hardware and software —geospatial research tools for solving academic, governmental, and industrial problems.

Benefit from small classes, field trips and opportunities to do research with faculty.

Gain professional development and contacts through student organizations such as the Geography Club.

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$19,200.00 per year
Lower Level Tuition (less than 56 credits): USD $19,200 Per Year; Upper Level Tuition (56 credits or more): USD $20,400 Per Year
Application deadline

Expected May 2024

Start date

28 August 2023


Central Michigan University

1200 S Franklin St,



48859, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have attended all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

For international students

  • Students are required to complete all secondary and post-secondary institutions.

English Language Requirements:

  • (TOEFL): A score of 500 PBT/61 IBT is required for admission with stipulations or 550 PBT/79 IBT for regular admission.
  • (IELTS): A score of 5.5 required for admission with stipulations or 6.5 for regular admission.
  • Pearson Test of English: A score of 44 for admission with stipulations or 53 for regular admission.
  • Michigan English Test (MET): A score of 52 is required for regular admission.
  • International Baccalaureate (IB): A grade of 5 in English at the Higher Level is required for regular admission.
  • Advanced Placement (AP): A score of 4 on the English Language or English Literature Exams.
  • General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) or General Certificate of Education (GSE): a score of A or B on the English Language Exam.
  • SAT Evidence-based Reading and Writing (EBRW) score of 520
  • ACT English score of 21.
  • ELS Language Center Program: Completion of Level 112 for regular admission.
  • ELI (CMU English Language Program): Successful completion of the required CMU ELI courses with confirmation by the ELI Office.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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