Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability

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Geographic Information Science (GIS)

Students pursuing degrees in geographic information science (GIS) use data to map, model, and analyze various problems related to geography and meteorology. Integrating advanced computer technologies, people, and detailed information about location, geographic information science reveals spatial relationships, patterns and trends in maps that lead to better decision making in dozens of professional fields, including agriculture, defense and intelligence, environmental sustainability, forestry, law enforcement, and health and human services.

Students can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in GIS. Specific course requirements for each program are found on the program checksheet:

Recent OU GIS Alumni

Career Options in GIS

Helpful Resources

For further information about studying Environmental Sustainability, please refer to:
General Catalog (College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences section)

Contact the Chair of the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability, Dr. Kirsten de Beurs at or the Undergraduate Adviser, Jamie Steele at