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Computer Science & Geography & Geographic Information Science

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What is Computer Science & Geography & Geographic Information Science?

This major provides students with an education in Computer Science and Geography & Geographic Information Science. These two fields complement each other in today’s digital world. Technological tools enhance the study of our planet. Classes within this major cover topics like software design and political geography. Students in this major will apply knowledge from both fields to future careers like:

  • Cartography
  • Environmental planner
  • Landscape architect 

Career Options

  • Cartographer
  • Data Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Mapping and Surveying Technician
  • Surveyor

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

31 - 34 ACT score

SAT score: N/A

High school GPA: N/A

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

92% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,040
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $36,394

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,182
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $53,876

International

  • Tuition: $39,400
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $59,094
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