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About the Geography And Geographical Information Science Degree Program

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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.


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


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

"I graduated from UNK in 2005 with a double major in Geography and Computer Information Systems. Looking back, I am very happy with my undergraduate experience at UNK. The geography faculty prepared me very well for an academic career by giving me opportunities to co-author journal articles, present papers at undergraduate and regional academic conferences, and participate in faculty research. When I started graduate school, I realized that my peers from larger universities had not had those kinds of experience as undergraduates. Today I am an assistant professor of geography at Northwest Missouri State. My teaching style emulates several of the professors I had while at UNK."


Brett Chloupek

Assistant Professor of Geography