The GIS option is great if you are interested in solving social and environmental problems through advanced spatial information technology.

You will learn how to visualize information in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends by using computer software for cartography (the art and science of making maps), remote sensing (provides a means to capture visual and digital information about the earth through airborne cameras and advanced electronic sensors), and GIS, which is a set of computer tools for analyzing spatial data.

At Ball State, we have a leading-edge GIS Lab, and you will have immersive learning opportunities, where you will use your knowledge in real-world situations.

Students with this type of degree are in high demand when it comes to careers in this field. Learn more about the course work and minors that pair well with this option.