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Geographic Information Science & Technology (GIST)

The demand for individuals in Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) is growing rapidly. Texas A&M has designed and introduced a new major to meet the demand for qualified individuals.

GIS technologies are applied to wide-ranging fields with interests in spatially distributed information such as transportation, environmental and resource management, marketing, facility management, healthcare delivery, agriculture and planning.

Remote Sensing (RS) technologies are used for environmental and resource management, marketing, facility management, agriculture, planning, homeland securities and intelligence. In addition, the synergistic linkages between RS technologies and GIS are rapidly increasing.

Job Outlook

Geospatial technology graduates are in extremely high demand and according to the US Department of Labor (USDL), is one of the highest growth areas in the federal government, particularly in homeland security activities, as well as in energy, software and engineering firms, and biomedical and biohazard research, among many others. A 35% annual rate of growth in Geospatial Technology related degrees are projected by the United States Department of Labor. 

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