Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology
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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.
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Geospatial Information Technology Degree Overview
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.
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Geospatial Information Technology Courses & Curriculum
The Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Information Technology degree program consists of 40 courses for 120 academic credits. All courses are three credits.
Lower Division Requirements (60 credits)
- 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
Upper Division (60 credits)
- 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
Geospatial Information Technology Requirements & Outcomes
- Understanding 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.
- 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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Bachelor in Geospatial Information Technology Frequently Asked Questions
Geospatial Information Technology is one of our undergraduate programs. GIT program in UOTP prepares you to use geographic information systems, remote sensing, global positioning systems (GPS), spatial analytic methodologies, and other methods to better comprehend challenges from a geographic standpoint.
Depending on whether you will choose to study full-time or part-time, on-campus or online, earning a bachelor’s in Geospatial Information Technology will typically take you four years to complete. However, you can choose an accelerated program to complete your degree in less time.
UOTP aims to provide qualitative education at an affordable price. So we can assure you that it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get your degree. You can have a clearer idea of how much you will be spending on your education by calculating your school cost. Not to forget that UOTP offers financial aid, scholarships, and other financial resources to keep your education affordable.
With the GIT degree you will pursue at UOTP, you have a wide range of job opportunities, from entry-level to senior-level roles such as CAD drafter, geodesist, GIS coordinator, survey manager, remote sensing analyst, geographer, cartographic technician, and many more.
Yes, you can. The University of the Potomac gives you the opportunity to choose whether you want to enroll in an on-campus or online GIT program. It is entirely up to you to choose how you want to get your degree.
It all starts with you deciding to study Geospatial Information Technology. After you make sure that you meet the UOTP admission requirements, you check the application deadline and start with the application procedures. Not to forget that you can always contact an admission officer to help you with the whole process.