On March 9, the Board of Regents approved for Georgia Southern University’s College of Science and Mathematics to offer a Master of Science with a major in Applied Geography.
The degree’s focus is to prepare students for the field of geospatial technology applications specifically for national security, transportation and logistics and resource management and conservative science. It also focuses on the southeastern part of Georgia, and hopes to impact this region further by allowing students a more rigorous degree that will help them expand the field of applied geography further.
The program should also allow the Department of Defense personnel to potentially receive certifications of advancement by taking classes in for this Master degree.
The program is currently getting approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges while still recruiting students for them to start the program in fall 2017.