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Spatial Science



spatial science


Other/Related Variations

·       Geographic Information Systems

·       Geography

·       Surveying



Degree Type/Duration

·       Associate’s Degree (2 years)

·       Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)

·       Master’s Degree (Varies)

·       Doctorate Degree (Varies)




Spatial sciences provide students with the knowledge and skills to use computer-based technologies to help resource managers with decision making, planning or problem-solving by using information about locations, features, or conditions on the earth's surface. Some of these technologies include Geographic Information systems, Global positioning systems and Remote Sensing.


Coursework may cover the following areas: Surveying and Mapping, Mathematics, Physics, Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Geosciences, Remote Sensing, Interpretation of Aerial Photographs



Potential Career Paths


·       Conservationist

·       Data Processor

·       Geospatial Analytics Scientist

·       Information Technology Analyst

·       Information Technology Programmer

·       Precision Agriculture Specialist

·       Research Station Manager



Additional Opportunities/Recommendations

·       Additional certifications available

·       Hands-on experience with computer-based technologies

·       Internship related to spatial sciences

·       Study abroad

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