Geospatial Applications

Degree: B.A.

Gain a practical edge to your study of geography by acquiring geographic skills through a concentration or minor in Geospatial Applications.

Why Study This Program?

Millersville University's Geospatial Applications concentration offers a comprehensive program of study that emphasizes the acquisition of skills in geographic information systems (GIS), map use and interpretation, cartography and basic analytical skills. By focusing on the acquisition of practical geographic skills, this concentration aims to fuse together both the social and natural sciences in order to create a well-rounded educational program for students.

Graduates of this program have the foundation for further academic study in disciplines addressing geographic, environmental and international issues, or for immediate use in professional fields such as planning, public policy, law and environmental management.

Geospatial Applications is available as concentration within the Geography major and as a minor. Students who successfully complete their major and minor requirements earn a Bachelor of Art (B.A.) degree in Geography.

What Will You Learn?

As a Geospatial Applications student, you will take classes regarding human and physical geography, as well as map interpretation and more courses focused on the application of geographic principles.

Introductory courses include studies of the physical and biological operations of our world, and how humans interact with each other and their environment to shape unique places. Beyond the introductory level, students select various environmental topics for in-depth study, including transportation geography, water resource management, environmental impact assessment, recreation and tourism, global environment policy and more. In addition, students are expected to complete either a co-op in geography or a senior thesis. 

Students have access to a wide variety of facilities including the Geo-Graphics Laboratory, which supports research projects of individual faculty and faculty-mentored student research. The Geography faculty has developed professional relationships within the public and private sectors that have resulted in many students finding internship and job placements in a field directly related to their interests.