Geographic Information Science

Geographic Information Science 

Prepares graduates for careers as GIS technicians who work in a variety of fields to collect, map, analyze, and manage spatial data. GIS technicians are employed by organizations involved in forestry and natural resource exploration, mapping companies, utility companies, research organizations, city government, public safety organizations, the military, health and human services organizations, and consulting firms (e.g. in environmental, engineering, forestry, surveying and marketing fields). GIS technicians help develop and manage spatial data (information related to location), use data to make decisions and mange resources, and create and update maps for use in reports and presentations.

What's the starting pay?

Lane County average hourly - $22.58; average annual - $46,962
Oregon average hourly - $23.22; average annual - $46,962

Attending classes at Lane

Lane’s main campus is tucked into the foothills of the Oregon Cascades, providing a stunning landscape for your education. With incredible resources on campus like advising, tutoring services, the library, and so many more, you have the opportunity to make the most out of your degree. Lane also offers student housing at Titan Court in downtown Eugene, next to our Mary Spilde Center. Ready to learn more? Schedule a campus tour to explore our beautiful campus and amazing facilities.