Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi is a unique campus on the Gulf coast. We offer the only combined geomatics and GIS focused Bachelor of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science in the nation that is also accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Our Geographic Information Science program is one of the top degrees in the industry.
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Note: Online courses are occasionally offered at the discretion of the Program.
Accreditation is a voluntary, non-governmental process of peer review that simply assures that a program or institution meets established quality standards by requiring an educational institution or program to meet certain, defined standards or criteria. Accreditation is sometimes confused with certification. In general, institutions and programs are accredited, and individuals are certified. The Geographic Information Science BS Degree Program is Accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET and comply with the “Program Criteria for Survey, Geomatics and Similarly Named Applied Science Programs.” Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi's Geographic Information Science program is the only Texas University with an accredited GIS and Geomatics degree program.
We have determined several outcomes that you will achieve in your classes in GISc. You might not cover each in every course, but our goal is to meet each outcome listed. Program outcomes are narrow statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire in the course of the program.
Program educational objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the program is preparing graduates to achieve.
Our goal is to provide the highest quality education. We strive to meet our outcomes and objectives. We will conduct a series of assessments to help us determine the quality. We use direct (test scores, SIT/RPLS scores, and capstone projects) and indirect (course assessments, alumni surveys, and exit interviews) to determine if we are meeting our goals. Our goal is that 50% of our students pass the SIT of first try and that 80% of our graduates meet our objectives. If you have any comments that could be helpful in our assessment please contact the Program Coordinator.