As a geospatial science student at Radford, you’ll use geography and information technology to understand the people, places, and processes of the earth. In Virginia’s only undergraduate geospatial science program, you’ll foster a more complete understanding of our world and empower smarter, data-driven decisions with a focus on environmental studies.
Why Study Geospatial Science at Radford?
- We offer the only undergraduate geospatial science degree program in Virginia
- Our program offers 2 concentrations to choose from
- Undergraduates get access to state-of-the-art equipment (LiDAR, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), GPS, and other geospatial equipment
- Some of our graduates work at NASA, NGA, Google, the EPA, and Northrup Grumman
- All students are eligible for professional certifications
- Our students have a wide range of geospatial and environmental job opportunities in both the public and private sectors.
- Our students are top recruits for government agencies like the U.S. Forest Service and U.S. Geological Survey.
- In the private sector, our students are successful in GIS Analyst positions in companies ranging from big tech companies like ESRI and Google to environmental engineering firms like Timmons Group and Control Point Associates.
- All students have the opportunity to engage in student-faculty research in the Virtual Reality Lab, GIS Center, and Tree Ring Laboratory.
- Internship opportunities are available in both the public and private sectors, extending your learning outside the classroom.
- Student organizations like the Green Team Environmental Club and Geospatial Science Club provide opportunities to get active on campus and in the community.
80% of majors complete a research internship
100% of students complete a senior capstone project
100% of students gain hands-on learning experience
Study geospatial science in the classroom and around the world
Students have the opportunity to conduct hands-on research with faculty members. For example, Stockton Maxwell, Ph.D., recruits students to conduct field research in both the Rocky Mountains and Peru!