Bachelor of Science in Geospatial Sciences

The Geospatial Sciences (GSS) degree integrates various geospatial technologies with applied research. The geospatial science degree will provide you with training in theory and application of geospatial technologies, including Geographic Information System (GIS), remote sensing, and land surveying.

The U.S. Geological Survey1 defines GIS, remote sensing, and land surveying as:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS): a computer system that analyzes and displays geographically referenced information.
  • Remote Sensing: the process of detecting and monitoring the physical characteristics of an area by measuring its reflected and emitted radiation at a distance (typically from satellite or aircraft).
  • Surveying or Land Surveying: the technique, profession, art, and science determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional positions of points and the distances and angles between them.

As a geospatial science major at Kennesaw State, you will build fundamental knowledge of geospatial skills, along with specific content in one of three concentrations:

  • Human-Environment Systems
  • Information Systems
  • Land Surveying

As a Geospatial Sciences graduate from KSU, you will be able to manipulate, analyze, assess, and visualize significant data used for digital mapping and map imaging to solve key issues. You’ll be able to pursue careers related to crime analysis, emergency services, engineering, epidemiology, environmental management, forestry, housing, marketing, military sciences, sustainability, land surveying, transportation, urban planning, utilities, and many others.



KSU geospatial science students in the classroom

Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online, Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

Primary Campus: Kennesaw

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Geospatial Sciences Degree Pathway
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Geospatial Sciences Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Research Spaces – The Geography and Anthropology faculty coordinates research labs, serves as editors of scholarly journals, and cultivates collaborative research opportunities, spaces, and places, providing you with extensive research opportunities. 

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work in teams and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality solutions. 

  • Diverse Career Options – As a geospatial sciences graduate, you will have varied career choices that will lead to quicker employment.

What can you do with a Geospatial Sciences degree?

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently identified geospatial analysis as one of the leading areas of employment in the coming decades. Below are examples of jobs you can obtain with a Geospatial Sciences degree from KSU.

  • Cartographer
  • Geospatial Analyst
  • Geospatial Architect
  • Geospatial Programmer
  • Geospatial Web Developer
  • GIS Coordinator
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Technician
  • Planning Technician
  • Water GIS Specialist

Geospatial Sciences Salary and Career Information

A career in geospatial sciences offers many paths that can easily align with your current and future goals. Below are just a few jobs achievable with a bachelor's degree in Geospatial Sciences from KSU.

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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Double Owl Pathways

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Department of Geography and Anthropology

Kennesaw State University
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Social Sciences Building (402), Rm 4042
402 Bartow Ave., SO 4042
Kennesaw, Georgia, 30144

Phone: 470-578-2373

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