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Geography And Geographical Information Science

Students majoring in Geography and Geographical Information Science at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will gain the technical background to gather data such as maps, satellite imagery, aerial photographs or digital elevation models using geographic information systems, remote sensing, computer cartography and global positioning systems. Apart from the basic courses of geography, you learn to identify, interpret and explain features and patterns in the world. This major is ideal for students seeking employment in technologically driven geographic fields. This program requires a minor or second major.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES WITH THIS DEGREE

  • GIS analyst/programmer
  • Business location analyst
  • Remote sensing analyst
  • Geospatial data analyst
  • GIS coordinator
  • GIS technician

PLACES UNK GRADUATES WORK

  • Local government
  • Utility companies
  • Police service
  • Private companies
  • GIS organizations
  • Charities
  • Environmental consultancies