Introducing CS+GIS, a new Bachelor of Science degree in LAS!

Posted on 06/27/2018 | Matt Cohn

The departments of Geography & GIS and Computer Science are thrilled to announce CS+GIS, a new interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science Degree offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS)!

Geographers are always exploring new ways to understand the processes that shape our physical, social, and economic landscapes. Location-aware devices combine with geospatial technologies to generate massive amounts of place-based data, which contain high-resolution and continuous space-time information, such as spatial patterns of people moving through a city. We also gather and analyze GIS data to plan smarter transportation and energy systems, increase crop yields, and contain influenza outbreaks.

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CS+GIS students will combine social, physical, and computer sciences to investigate spatial processes and solve community, national, and global-scale geographic problems.


Please follow these links for more information about this exciting new Bachelor of Science degree opportunity!
Degree Requirements
CS+X Frequently Asked Questions
CS+GIS course planning flowchart

Eligible students must have completed at least two CS courses on the Urbana-Champaign campus, (excluding CS 125), with a B+ or higher in each course; as well as two approved courses in Geography & GIS, with grades of B or higher, and have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5.

Please email ggis-advisor@illinois.edu with any questions.