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Geospatial Degree Programs from TAMUCC

If you’d like to be a part of the continuously evolving world of Geographic Information Systems then there is no better place to develop your education than at Texas A&M Corpus Christi. We’re the only ABET-accredited Geomatics program in Texas, the second-largest geospatial school int he United States and one of the most highly regarded schools for surveying and GIS in the nation. Our goal is to make you a leader among the geospatial community by providing you with the education and experience necessary for you to excel.

Consider this website your starting point for an outstanding surveying or GIS career.

What Type of Person Makes a Geospatial Engineer?

It takes a special kind of person to embark on the unique path of Geospatial Surveying Engineering.  That name sounds unique because it is.   Unlike an accountant, policeman, lawyer or banker, your work may be something that most others won’t understand, but it’s a career like no other.

 

Ever since people began organizing the land we live on people like you have been there to make sure that lines were drawn in a precise and reliable method that would be recorded for all of history.  And, when those who disagreed about where those boundaries where placed, people like you were called on to sort things out.

 

Great surveyors combine the traits of historian, mathematician, scientist, analyst and professional all wrapped-up into one.  It can be a diverse career where no two days are the same.  Won’t you come join us at Texas A&M Corpus Christi and point your life in a new exciting direction?      More about TAMUCC.

Statistician

You’re always curious about the information statistics can reveal.

Scientist

You like to study the geographic world around you and uncover new findings about the land we live in.

Historian

You find the past equally as interesting as the future and enjoy discovering unknown facts from our ancestors.

Analyst

Once you gather your information, you’re the type that examines the details to find out what no one else knows.

Professional

You do things right.  Show up on time. Do what you promise. You don’t cheat and you don’t cut corners.

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Real People – Real World Education
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Dave

Bachelor of Science: GIS
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Bachelor of Science: GIS

Geographic Information Science program graduates will demonstrate growth and advancement in the surveying profession or geospatial sciences.

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Bruce

Minor in Geographic Information Science
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Minor in GIS

Students majoring in other fields can integrate a GIS minor to accentuate their degree and show focus on exterior environments.

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Karen

Post Bachelors in GIS
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Post Bachelors in GSEN

Transition from your Bachelors degree in another category to a GIS certificate or degree.

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Kevin

Masters: Geospatial Surveying Engineering
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Masters: Geospatial Surveying Engineering

Advances your ABET accredited undergraduate GIS /GSEN degree in computer science program.

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Carolyn

Ph.D: Geospatial Surveying Engineering
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Ph.D: Geospatial Surveying Engineering

The GSCS doctoral program provides emphasis on theory of science for handling geospatial data and exploring emerging technologies.

Why Study GIS and Geomatics at Texas A&M?

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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi provides a unique combination of curriculum and instructors with real world experience.

  • Fast Growing Field

    The Department of Labor has highlighted the Geospatial field as one of the fastest growing careers in the nation.

  • High Paying Jobs

    Almost 100% of GSEN students have job offers before completing their degree. Others are employed soon after.

  • Graduates in Demand

    The demand for young Geospatial professionals is high.  More specialists are retiring than entering the field.

  • Multiple Career Options

    Geospatial professionals can be employed in government, legal, research, science, geology and business.

  • Industry Connections

    Established TAMUCC Geospatial professionals regularly reach out to help young graduates get started successfully.

  • Accredited University

    The Texas A&M CC Geospatial program offers exclusive degree combinations that are accredited by ASAC.

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Texas A&M University Corpus Christi provides a superior learning environment and lifestyle for students and faculty.  Students find the facilities are some of the best available and offer an ideal opportunity to succeed at their chosen field.  The diversity of experiences found on campus and in the nearby community provide a lifetime of memories for our students.   The best way to experience our campus is by being there.  Use the button below to arrange a personal tour of the campus and your educational focus.

The Geographic Information Sciences (GIS), Geospatial Surveying Engineering (GSEN) and Geospatial Computing Sciences (GSCS) programs at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi offer premier Geomatics,  GIS-Bachelor, post-Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D degrees. Our study programs provide students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities required by today’s highly competitive and highly paid geospatial job market.     Click the tabs to the right to reveal more details about each program or CLICK to see Bachelors, Masters, Ph.d or Minor degree paths.

Overview of Geospatial Programs

Undergraduate Geographic Information Science

The Geographic Information Science Program at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi offer one of the top Geomatics and GIS undergraduate degrees in the United States. Our study program provides students with the knowledge, skills, and opportunities required by today’s highly competitive and highly paid geospatial job market.

 

Educational Objectives

Career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.

  1. Geographic Information Science program graduates will demonstrate growth and advancement in the surveying profession or geospatial sciences.
  2. All Students are capable of continuing paths towards graduate studies and/or employment in the fields of Geomatics and Geographic Information Systems.
  3. All Students are prepared to become Registered Professional Land Surveyors but not all graduates will choose this option.

Our goal is to provide the highest quality education. We strive to meet our outcomes and objectives. We will conduct a series of assessments to help us determine the quality. We use direct (test scores, SIT/RPLS scores, and capstone projects) and indirect (course assessments, alumni surveys, and exit interviews) to determine if we are meeting our goals. Our goal is that 50% of our students pass the SIT of first try and that 80% of our graduates meet our objectives. If you have any comments that could be helpful in our assessment please contact the Program Coordinator.

Our degree programs enable students to apply both scientific and mathematical principles to model the Earth.  Our students are trained to gather geospatial data via land surveying and convert this data, along with other data resources, into manageable maps and databases for display and analysis.  A career in the geospatial industry is a student’s opportunity to explore the world and utilize the latest computer technologies and sciences.  In addition to a number of careers in the geospatial industry, all graduates are eligible to take the licensing examination for Surveyor in Training (SIT) and, ultimately, Registered Professional Land Surveyor (RPLS).

Masters Program in Geospatial Surveying Engineering

 

The Master of Science in Geospatial Surveying Engineering will provide students with knowledge and skills focusing on the research, design, development, and use of technologies in geospatial surveying engineering. The program builds upon the ABET accredited undergraduate Geographic Information Science program (GISc) and the existing geographic information science concentration in the master’s program in computer science. The program satisfies the regional, state and national need for master’s-level graduates in geospatial systems design and surveying engineering. Due to the diversity of geospatial applications in industry, the 36 credit hour program is purposely designed to offer breadth in the course work.

 

Courses Include

  • Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Design
  • Geospatial Visualization Design
  • Policy and Legal Aspects of Spatial information Systems
  • Analytical and Digital Photogrammetric Engineering
  • Problems in Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Geospatial Intelligence Techniques
  • Geospatial Internet Engineering
  • Advanced Topics
  • Directed Independent Study
  • Cadastral Information Systems
  • Design and Analysis of GIS Applications
  • Spatial Database Design

Ph.D In Computing Science

 

The Geospatial Computing Sciences (GSCS) doctoral program is an interdisciplinary program with a strong emphasis on developing the theory of computer science for handling geospatial data and exploring emerging technologies enabled by geographic information science. The GSCS program is a unique combination of the fields of computer science and geographic information science, with a technical and theoretical foundation of computer science.

Course Options

  • Advanced Operating Systems
  • Geospatial Data Structures
  • Advanced Geospatial Computing
  • Spatial Statistics
  • Spatial Database Design
  • Graduate Seminar
  • Introduction to Computer Graphics
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Programming Languages
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • System Simulation and Modeling
  • Expert Systems
  • Advanced Topics in DBMS
  • Compiler Design and Construction
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Communications and Networking
  • Theory of Computation
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Parallel Computing
  • Parallel Algorithms
  • Mobile Software Development
  • Advanced Software Engineering
  • Computer Forensics
  • Information Assurance
  • Network Security
  • Applied Cryptography
  • Advanced Information Assurance
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Ubiquitous Positioning
  • Special Topics
  • Design and Analysis of GIS Applications
  • Spatial Database Design
  • Cadastral information Systems
  • Policy and Legal Aspects of Spatial information Systems
  • Advanced Geospatial Analysis and Design
  • Geospatial Visualization Design
  • Analytical and Digital Photogrammetric Engineering
  • Problems in Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • Geospatial intelligence Techniques
  • Geospatial Internet Engineering
  • Advanced Topics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Research Methods in Computer Science
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Special GIS/GSEN  Programs & Research at Texas A&M CC

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