Geographic Information Science (A.S.)

Tablet with GIS data

Program Coordinator: Professor Hao Tang,

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) program will teach you about the theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is used to capture, manage, analyze, and display spatial information. For example, GIS is used to find out the direction and location for traveling, such as Google Map, Google Earth, and global positioning system (GPS). This in-demand skill is used in fields such as health, law enforcement, urban planning, conservation and many more.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with an advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Transfer Options

The curriculum also facilitates transfer to a senior college, such as Hunter College, with 60 credits towards the Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Geography with a concentration in GIS. The program offers internship opportunities in a variety of sectors utilizing GIS and prepares them for the careers.

These suggested careers may require bachelor's or higher degrees.

Make an appointment at the Academic Advisement and Transfer Center.

Related Communities

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)Behavioral & Social Sciences

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Program Curriculum

Database Systems I
3–4 CRS.
XXX xxx
Internship or GEO Elective5
2-3 CRS.
XXX xxx
General Elective6
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. Students are required to take MAT 206.
  2. Students are required to take GLY 210.
  3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.
  4. Students are required to take CSC 110.
  5. Choose from [CED 201 and CIS 325] or GEO 241.
  6. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Computer Information Systems Dept.

Fiterman Hall, Room F-0930
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1476

Office Hours:
9 a.m.-5 p.m