USA–The School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences (EPPS), The University of Texas at Dallas will offer a new Bachelor’s degree in Geospatial Information Sciences (GIS) this fall.
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board approved the school’s request to create a 120-credit GIS degree program this month. UT Dallas is now the only university in Northern Texas to offer the full suite of GIS degrees – Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D.
Only three other public Texas universities currently offer an undergraduate GIS degree programme, and GIS Programme Head Dr. Denis Dean explains that there are several factors that set the UT Dallas program apart from the others.
The fact that the program is housed in the School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences also offers a unique advantage to students. “GIS departments are almost always headquartered in a school of natural sciences; our students will receive a social science twist that you won’t find in many other GIS programs in the country,” Dean said.