Geographic Information Science (GIS)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) program teaches students 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).

The program will prepare BMCC graduates to obtain entry-level positions in this field. Many businesses, local governments, and scientific organizations currently utilize GIS to enhance their productivity and increase their ability to compete in the marketplace. 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

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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. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

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