Geographic Information Systems Technology
Bachelor of Science
This cutting-edge STEM program prepares students to enter the high-growth geospatial industry.
Students will learn to apply geographic information systems technology (GIST) principles and engage with cartographic design, computer programming, remote sensing techniques, spatial analysis and modeling, web and mobile development, and Esri’s latest software. The UA is dedicated to offering the highest-quality GIST programs available, and this online bachelor's program prepares students to find jobs in what the U.S. Department of Labor calls a high-growth industry related to science, technology, engineering and math.
Wondering about the specific classes you can take in this program? See the course descriptions below.
- GIST 330: Remote Sensing Science - Learn the scientific fundamentals and applications of Remote Sensing. Topics introduce the electromagnetic spectrum and spectral characteristics for Earth observation, platforms and sensors for Remote Sensing, digitalization issues, multispectral and LiDAR image processing and enhancement, land-use and land-cover classifications (LULC), weather analysis, and change detection. The course also emphasizes integration issues and analysis techniques that arise when merging remotely sensed data with Geographic Information Systems.