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Computer Science and Geography & Geographic Information Science

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

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What is Computer Science and Geography & Geographic Information Science?

This major provides students with an education in Computer Science and Geography and 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

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Review Criteria

First-Year Major-Specific Criteria

  • Calculus preferred (if available at high school)
  • Interest in Geography in addition to Computer Science

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Transfer Criteria

Transfer Guide

Graduation & Retention2

4.0 years to degree

92% first-year retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $17,348
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,194
  • Total: $38,154

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $34,798
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $55,944

International

  • Tuition: $40,146
  • Fees: $4,612
  • Expenses3: $16,534
  • Total: $61,292
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