Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems
Troy University

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) degree online, available from Troy University, is for those who enjoy making complex data usable and who want to make a difference in how the world works.  This program helps students become familiar with different types of geospatial information and the various ways to display, overlay, and integrate geospatial data in a GIS system.  Students learn how to use field instruments, to collect spatial information, and to organize field data into geospatial databases for different spatial applications in this online GIS degree.  By learning how to identify patterns and relationships in geographic data, you will be able to make smarter decisions and manage various situations.  Courses are taught by qualified and knowledgeable faculty that keep things interesting and informative with their experiences in geospatial sciences and geomatics from around the world, including such countries as China, Trinidad, Australia, and Hong Kong.  Emphasis in this online geography degree is placed on the study of such topics as:

  • Geospatial technologies
  • Analytical skills
  • Computing capabilities in spatial databases
  • Internet mapping

You will benefit from conducting real-world GIS applications using the latest technologies and equipment, putting your new knowledge and skills to the test while still under the supervision of a GIS professional and/or faculty member.  There are opportunities for involvement with externally funded research projects with faculty members as well, so you will be even more prepared for the workforce but still have the ability to seek guidance from your instructors.

Learning Pace


Learning Schedule


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Troy University is accredited by:

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Recommended GPA

2.0 or above (4.0 scale)

Admission Tests

ACT/SAT, Proof of English Language Proficiency (International Students)

Application Requirements

Official High School Transcript/GED Score

Additional Info

  • ACT/SAT requirements are waived for applicants who are 21 years or older.