Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geography Program at Harper College

Geography is the study of relationships between places, resources, and human activity. Recent advances in geospatial technology as well as advanced data analytics and visualization have given rise to the new field of geographic information systems (GIS).

The GIS program at Harper College will give you hands-on experience with the latest GIS technology and techniques. You will work with GPS technology and data visualization software and learn how use location information to increase performance, revenue, efficiency, and tell compelling digital stories with interactive maps. Career outcomes include GIS analyst, GIS technician, geospatial information scientist, technologist, remote sensing technician, or precision agriculture technician.

Harper also offers several transfer-ready geography courses for students seeking a bachelor's degree at a four-year university.

Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.

The Associate in Science (AS) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in geography or a related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.

Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.

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Next steps

For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.