The Department of Geography, Geology and Planning at Missouri State University offers a comprehensive major in geospatial science for the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree. The curriculum consists of courses carefully selected in consultation with professionals from the National Imagery and Mapping Agency, the United States Geological Survey, and a number of map-making companies. Students who major in this program obtain professional training in the analysis of available source material, map planning and design, photogrammetric compilation, computer graphics, remote sensing interpretation, digital image processing, surveying, and drafting. A strong demand exists for qualified geospatial scientists with various governmental agencies and numerous private engineering and planning firms, petroleum exploration companies, utilities, and transportation companies.
The geospatial sciences major includes an optional emphasis in land surveying which consists of courses selected in consultation with the Missouri Association of Registered Land Surveyors. College-trained surveyors are currently in demand because of their broader background in mathematics, computer science, English composition and speech, and many other skills. Students who select this emphasis take courses that prepare them for qualification as registered land surveyors.
- Geospatial Sciences Program Brochure (PDF*)
- Geospatial Sciences Fact Sheet
- Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Sciences (Comprehensive)
- Minor in Geospatial Science
- Geospatial Sciences (GEO) Courses at Missouri State
- Student Organization: MSU Student Chapter of American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
- Alumni of the Missouri State Geospatial Sciences Program
- Employers of Missouri State Geospatial Sciences Graduates
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For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jun Luo
(417) 836-4273; JunLuo@MissouriState.edu