Geospatial & Environmental Informatics
One of few programs offered in the Southeast, the geospatial and environmental informatics program brings together information technology, spatial science, data analysis, natural resources and ecological modeling to prepare students for in demand technological careers where “Big data” drives decisions.
Established in 1856 as a land-grant institution, Auburn University offers an excellent value and quality of life for its students. Situated within the idyllic community of Auburn, the university consistently ranks as a “Top 50 Public Universities” in the country by U.S. News and World Report and has been voted the “Best College in the State” by Forbes Magazine. Boasting annual enrollment at nearly 30,000, Auburn has also been voted one of the “Best Values in Public Colleges” by Kiplinger with 98% of Auburn alumni polled highly rating their decision to attend Auburn, there’s a reason why our alumni proudly call themselves members of the Auburn Family long after their time in the classroom is over.
Geospatial technologies such as geographic information systems (GIS), the global
positioning system (GPS), satellite-based remote sensing, and computer simulations are tools commonly used today by all sectors of the economy for planning and decision making. These technologies have penetrated every aspect of our lives, from digital maps in vehicles to business forecasting and planning, to the management and maintenance of city infrastructure, regional forests, and agricultural lands. Owing to the increased reliance on geospatial technologies within industry and government, career opportunities in GIS-based fields are growing exponentially each year.
The Geospatial and Environmental Informatics (GSEI) major brings together information technology, spatial science, data analysis, natural resources, and ecological modeling that enable us to explore and apply these new technologies and science to the sustainable management of the natural world and the efficient use of resources.
The College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment welcomes transfer students who wish to apply up to 60 semester hours of credit toward their degree program at Auburn University. The school has also forged cooperative transfer programs for students who are earning credit toward their degrees at University of West Alabama, Wallace Community College, among others. A partnership with Southern Union State Community College also offers a Path to the Plains where students may take classes simultaneously at both institutions.
If you have any questions about Auburn’s grade point requirements for transfer students, transferring or would like an academic advisor to evaluate your transcripts, please call our Student Services office at 334-844-1001 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more about Auburn’s cooperative transfer programs.
The GSEI major is collaboratively taught by world-renowned faculty from the College of Forestry, Wildlife and Environment, and the colleges of Agriculture, Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering, and Business. Aligned with the interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program of the National Science Foundation, the program is designed to enhance knowledge across multiple fields including ecology, agriculture, geosciences, climate change, and civil engineering. This STEM approach prepares students to be successful and highly competitive in a diverse and rapidly growing job market.
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Professionals are in high demand for collecting, collating, modeling, analyzing, visualizing, and communicating geospatial information. Graduates can anticipate a wide variety of career opportunities within public agencies and government, private corporations, and consulting firms as:
- Data and information specialists
- Ecosystem modelers
- Business analysts
- Environmental consultants
- Land use and resource planners
Learn more about the diverse career opportunities available with a degree in geospatial and environmental informatics!