Education in Geographic information science (GIS/LIS) happens in the United States both within surveying-related academic programs and in other academic programs that use spatially oriented data and information. This article presents an overview of two such programs. The first is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Geographic Information Science at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. The second is a concentration with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program in Natural Resources at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Geographic information science is the primary focus of the Texas A&M program, whereas GIS/LIS is an emphasis of the UConn program. Both approaches are presented for comparison.
Jeffress, Gary and Meyer, Thomas H., "Two Perspectives on GIS/LIS Education in the United States" (2006). Department of Natural Resources and the Environment Articles. 3.
Published in Surveying and Land Information Science, Vol. 66, No. 2, pp. 123-126.