Geospatial Science (GIS)

Get ready for a career at the crossroads of leading-edge technology and geographical expertise with a bachelor's degree in geospatial science from FRCC.

Geospatial science is transforming the way we build cities. It gives us new tools to understand and track environmental changes. At FRCC, you'll get the training, skills and support you need to complete your four-year degree and choose from a variety of fast-growing careers.

Why Study Geospatial Science at Front Range Community College?

FRCC is one of only a handful of community colleges in Colorado to offer bachelor of applied science degrees. Our Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) degree in geospatial science trains you to analyze and interpret complex data in order to make informed decisions that will shape our world.

Our geospatial science courses teach you skills and technologies used in more than 400 occupations, including environmental science, engineering, public health, urban development and fire protection. Our small class sizes ensure you receive the individualized attention you need to meet your career goals.

If you're interested in exploring the field, you can start with the 12-credit foundations of GIS certificate, then move progressively into the GIS certificate, Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in geospatial science and then the bachelor's degree. All programs are “stacked” — with one level building on the next.

Degree Details

BAS in Geospatial Science

Program Locations: Boulder County

Total Credits: 120 credits (8 semesters)

Our BAS 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). You'll be prepared for a career or to continue on to a master's program.

You'll explore such areas as:

  • Cartography
  • Global positioning systems for GIS
  • GIS applications
  • Geospatial statistics
  • GIS for natural sciences
  • Programming for GIS

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Careers & Outcomes

Your degree can prepare you for a career in a wide variety of fields. With a four-year degree in geospatial science, your skills will be in demand.