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Big Picture. Big Opportunity.

Unity College's 100% online Geographic Information Science (GIScience) programs are big data visualized and put into the environmental context that matters. Big picture thinking also means thinking big about how we influence the environment and the world.

Often, environmental scientists can analyze and interpret environmental data while GIS scientists can manage and manipulate data. Unity College's 100% online Environmental GIScience programs will prepare students to meld the two by integrating spatial technologies and environmental information. Students will be expected to be highly inquisitive about the ramifications, motivations, and cost of global responses to environmental issues while exploring their own individual ideas.

The central distinguishing feature of the online GIS programs are to focus on understanding the environment through spatial technologies.

Choose from the online program or path that fits your needs and your career goals. Unity offers:

  • Master's in Professional Science (M.S.) in Environmental GIScience
    30 credit master's program; students who take a full course load can complete the degree requirements in as few as 12 months
  • Graduate Certificate in Environmental GIScience
    15 credit certificate program; all credits can later be applied towards the master's degree
  • Individual Graduate-Level GIS Courses
    Students not ready to commit to a full program can take an individual graduate-level course in the GIS topic of their choice

A 100% Online Degree

Complete your degree from anywhere in the world, on your schedule. Courses are taught by world-class faculty with interactive, small class sizes.

One-on-One Career Services

At Unity College, we’re committed to your success. Career Services is here for you from the time you’re accepted to Unity College and throughout your lifetime. Connect with us for a personalized career counseling appointment, join us for a virtual workshop, check out the Green Job Board, and more.

Easy, Free Application Process

We offer a free, simple, and streamlined application process and no GMAT or GRE is required for admission.

Unmatched Student Support

●    Personalized advising to help you navigate all aspects of the online experience

●    Online tutoring opportunities

●    Attentive instructors and small class sizes

A Program Built for You

We offer 5 unique start dates throughout the year - in January, March, June, August, and October - allowing you to begin your studies when it fits your personal and professional schedules.

Why enroll at Unity College?

Flexible

Begin your courses at one of five start dates throughout the year.

Accelerated

Earn your master's degree in as little as 12 months.

Affordable

$870 per graduate credit hour, zero hidden fees.

Live Your Passion

Often, environmental scientists can analyze and interpret environmental data while GIS scientists can manage and manipulate data. Unity College’s 100% online Master's in Environmental GIScience, will prepare students to meld the two by integrating spatial technologies and environmental information. 


 

Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Dan Erickson

Dr. Dan Erickson is a member of the Distance Education, Environmental GIScience, Graduate Faculty at Unity College. Dr. Erickson holds a PhD in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont. His studies concentrated in Agroecology, Ecological Landscape Design and Ecological Economics.

He was first introduced to GIS as an undergraduate at Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor’s in Natural Resources. While at Texas A&M, Dr. Erickson earned a Master’s in Rangeland Ecology and Management. In addition to teaching, Dan has been working as a geospatial analyst for over 25 years. His interests are varied but recent projects have involved multifunctional landscape analysis, sustainable agriculture and inventorying local food systems.

Why study at America’s Environmental College?

  • Since 1965, Unity College has been educating environmental professionals.
  • Our distinctive approach to learning provides students with an exceptional, high-quality education, enabling them to drive real change with leading-edge knowledge and expertise.
  • Unity College is a non-profit institution and fully accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

See where Unity's Environmental GIS programs can take you.

Complete the form above to learn more about our Environmental GIS programs and connect with a member of Unity’s Distance Education team.

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