Are you curious about the world and how places, culture and phenomena are connected? Do you enjoy visiting new places, learning about geography and using the latest technologies to understand more about the world? If so, consider a geographic information sciences (GIS) career. In Troy University’s GIS degree program, you’ll learn how to use geospatial technologies to collect and conduct data analysis. Our program teaches you to map, chart and understand data that addresses some of our most pressing issues, from environmental concerns to epidemics. Whether you want to explore oceans, help protect the environment or plan urban projects, a GIS degree from TROY will equip you to do so.
At TROY, you’ll gain hands-on experience with industry equipment and real-world experience in geographic information sciences. In the GIS program, you’ll have the opportunity to complete a semester of internship or an independent senior GIS project. In either course, you will apply GIS to a problem or situation, developing your skills in problem-solving, research, spatial data analysis and modeling/visualization. You may also have the opportunity to work on externally funded research projects with faculty members part time.
With a bachelor’s degree in GIS from TROY, you’ll be qualified for GIS jobs in a range of industries — and have an advantage in the job market. TROY’s focus on innovative technologies and coursework means you can work in development, government, healthcare, conservation, environmental agencies or countless other fields that utilize GIS.
Gain additional expertise in land surveying, geomatics, hydrology and more. This minor helps you prepare for jobs in GIS and geomatics, such as surveyor, GIS developer and geomatics analyst.
Work with the latest drone technologies to capture geographic data from above and prepare for roles in public health, oil and gas exploration, transportation planning, environmental impact analysis and more.
Troy University environmental science faculty recently developed an oyster habitat suitability model for the Choctawhatchee Bay as part of a $114,843 grant from the Choctawhatchee Basin Alliance and Northwest Florida State College.Read More