The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Program and Minor
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) refers to methods and theories used to document, analyze, and represent spatial data. GIS, and geospatial technologies in general, are one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy, with recent reports suggesting growth rates of 50% in the coming years.
The GIS program at Monmouth University is your key into this expanding, interdisciplinary field. Our hands-on approach emphasizes the collection, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of spatial data. Ours is a “real world” approach to applied science benefiting students, researchers, and the public at large.
The program’s courses provide students with invaluable experience in research design, hypothesis testing, data collection, spatial analysis, and map design. These lessons are translated into the field where students become conversant in sampling techniques, survey and mapping methods, and modern data collection techniques. The primary goal of the GIS Program at Monmouth University is to prepare students for employment and/or research opportunity in their chosen field of study.