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Geospatial Science (GIS) Bachelor’s Degree

Offered at: Boulder

FRCC now offers a new B.A.S. degree for students interested in pursuing a career in geospatial sciences. The GIS bachelor degree builds on FRCC’s two-year GIS degree (A.A.S.), so graduates of the associate GIS program can continue their studies, earning an additional 60 credits to complete their bachelor’s. GIS courses are open to non-degree seeking students as well.

B.A.S. in Geospatial Science

120 credits
(8 semesters)

This GIS degree prepares you to perform geospatial science-based work using various technologies including: GIS, remote sensing, programming, databases, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), and global navigation satellite system (GNSS). Students will also be qualified to continue on to a Master's program if desired.

Geospatial Science Bachelor degree: See required courses and descriptions.

See admissions requirements and process.

What Can I Do with My GIS Bachelor's Degree?

Geospatial science courses teach a set of skills and technologies that are used in over 400 occupations, including: environmental science, engineering and fire protection.

The GIS Bachelor's degree program will prepare you to work in high-tech fields, such as:

  • Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Cartography
  • Satellite Remote Sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • LIDAR Data Analysis

Annual Salary for Mapping Technicians

Entry Average Experienced

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2018) 


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