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  • The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Program and Minor

    Space and spatiality are increasingly central to many forms of research. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) refers to theories, methodologies, and techniques used to document, analyze, and represent spatial data. GIS and geospatial technologies represent one of the fastest growing sectors in the global economy. The US government and other agencies suggest growth rates of 50% or more in those disciplines and careers which specifically deal with GIS.

    Monmouth University's GIS Program is your key to this rapidly expanding and interdisciplinary field. Our hands-on approach emphasizes the collection, evaluation, analysis, and interpretation of spatial data. Ours is a “real world” approach to applied education 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 Monmouth's GIS Program is to prepare students for employment and research opportunities in their chosen field.

    Our GIS facilities are top-notch and a dedicated GIS lab allows students to work together and across disciplines. The GIS Program's affiliated faculty and staff offer various GIS services. These center on the collection, analysis, and visualization of geospatial data as related to the nature sciences, social sciences and humanities. and a wide range of other interests. If you have any questions please contact the program's interim director, Dr. Karen Schmelzkopf, via email at kschmelz@monmouth.edu or via phone at 732-571-3602.