We prepare our students to solve societal issues, to understand and address problems facing our justice and legal infrastructures, to be informed and participate in politics and analyze economic trends in our society and around the globe.

Geographic Information Systems

The Bachelor of Science in GIS is granted by Auburn University at Montgomery’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography. The degree is a four-year professional degree specifically designed to prepare students of GIS for placement in technical positions in one of the nation’s fastest growing professions. Graduates of the BSGIS program acquire all the essential skills to assume technical positions in business, government, and industry, or seek employment as specialists in other areas where geospatial expertise is needed.

Students in GIS at Auburn University at Montgomery learn how to operate high-tech scientific equipment and computers to collect information and analyze data using programs designed by the world’s leading geospatial software providers. They also work with internationally recognized faculty members on research at home and abroad, and fill internships with federal, state, and local government as well as private industry.

Geographic Information Systems - Plan of Study
Geographic Information Systems - Four Year Plan

Career Possibilities
Jobs for those holding GIS certification are expected to grow by more than 20% over the next decade in the private and public sectors. Opportunities include:
Private Sector
State, local and federal agencies
Industrial and Public Relations
Monitor population growth and expansion
Develop predictive models to guide future infrastructure 

If you're interested in scholarships, please review the information on the Scholarships page or contact the 
faculty and staff of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Geography. 

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