Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology (BSGIT)

Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology (BSGIT) prepares individuals to understand and practice Geospatial Information Technology as an innovative powerful methodology. It includes instruction in Geospatial principles and theory of Spatial Thinking as well as understanding of Remote Sensing, Cartography and Geospatial Modeling. Students engage in practical modeling of Reality utilizing Geospatial Information Technology to find solutions within governmental, business and industry operations.

BSGIT Program Learning Goals

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology program are able to:

  • Understanding of Geospatial Information analytical and modeling techniques while applying to government, industries, social and economic issues;
  • Hands-on practical experience in completing real “live” projects through applying top-of-the-line Geospatial software;
  • Experience in providing in-depth Geospatial analysis and modeling utilizing GIT tools;
  • Knowledge of customization of Geospatial tools according to customer needs, and an insight look into the nature of open source language within IT environment through applying Python and VBA language;
  • Understanding of Geometric Network constructions and real-life applications within ArcGIS environment;
  • Experience in building up the decision/planning support systems through integrating Geographic Information Systems, statistical and business models, and visualization tools to achieve Geospatial Intelligence to design successful “Smart City” solutions;
  • Skills in completing real-life GIS Projects utilizing the obtained Geospatial Intelligence Technology knowledge.

What You Will Learn

The objective of the BS in Geospatial Information Technology program is to provide innovative GIS-based skills to find solutions for IT, business, governmental, environmental, transportation problems, geospatial modeling and decision support. A graduate will get the unique opportunity to utilize top-notch Geospatial Information technology software to operate in desktop, server, mobile and Web-based “live” 2-D/3-D environment.

Core Courses & Requirements

General Education

Core Courses

  • COMP 110 Computer and Office Applications
  • ENGL 101 English Composition I
  • ENGL 102 English Composition II
  • GNED 112 Student Success Strategies
  • MATH 106 College Mathematics
  • MATH 110 College Algebra
  • STAT112 Introduction to Statistics
  • GIS100 Principles of Geography and Spatial Thinking
  • GIS101 Cartographic Principles and Visualization
  • DACS 210 Introduction to Data and Data Management
  • DACS 215 Foundation of Data Analytics
  • COMP160 Introduction to Programming I
  • COMP220 Data Structures and Algorithms
  • Electives 7 courses

Electives   7 courses

General Education

Core Courses

  • ENGL 395 Research and Report Writing
  • MATH 323 Research and Statistical Analysis
  • PSYC 201 Principles of Psychology
  • SCIE 312 Environmental Science and Sustainability
  • GIS300 Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence and GIS Technology
  • GIS302 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
  • GIS350 Geospatial Technology in Analytics
  • GIS450 Advanced Geospatial Intelligence
  • COMP401 Database Organization I
  • COMP410 Introduction to Wireless Networks and Performance
  • COMP415 Operating Systems I
  • COMP455 Mobile Applications Development

Electives   6 courses

Ready To Apply? Great! Here's What You Need To Do:

  • Complete an admissions interview conducted in person or via online methods.
  • Sign and submit an attestation of high school (or equivalent) completion.
  • Equivalencies include a GED Certificate. Home schooled students must present a diploma that meets the requirements of the state in which it was issued. (Students with non-US credentials please see International Student Admissions Requirements below).
  • Submit a completed application
  • Arrange for official transcripts from all colleges/universities previously attended to be submitted to the Office of Records and Registration, University of the Potomac.
  • Submit grade reports or scores from any recognized college equivalency examinations (e.g., CLEP, DANTES, and Advanced Placement).
  • Submit certificates from any corporate education training or professional development programs. (Note: An ACE evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for corporate educational training.)
  • Submit military training documents. (Note: An ACE military evaluation form may be required to determine appropriate credit for military training.)
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