A Bachelor of Geographic Information Systems Management will expose you to the mapping and programming knowledge you need to enter or advance in this emerging field. In this online GIS degree program, you’ll:   

  • Prepare to take your CompTIA Network+ and ISC2 certification exams
  • Develop a geographic information system (GIS) and decision support solution to solve a proposed business problem
  • Gain an understanding of the application of business analytics and data mining in business intelligence
  • Apply advanced intelligent systems to include genetic algorithms, fuzzy logic, and case-based reasoning
  • Use dimensional modeling in an organizational context
  • Analyze and apply planning techniques to extraction, transformation, and loading
  • Use graphic software to Illustrate and apply dimensional modeling to address and solve a proposed business problem
  • Design, manage, and complete a GIS-based research project
  • Discuss the general theory behind GIS applications and crime
  • Use technology and information resources to research GIS-related issues
  • Write clearly and concisely about GIS topics


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  • CIS 358 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

    This course introduces students to geographic information systems (GIS) to include the acquisition, input, storage, editing of data, generation of maps, reports and fundamentals spatial data structures. Students will be provided an overview of the tools employed to include commercial software packages providing for a background of elementary GIS concepts.

  • CIS 429 - Data Warehouse Planning

    Explore the principles, approaches and critical issues in planning, designing and deploying data warehouses. Topics include data extraction, data cleansing, data transformation, architecture and infrastructure. Students will examine recent trends in data warehousing, metadata and architectural components. 

  • CIS 458 - Advanced Topics in Geographical Information Systems

    Take an integrated approach to geographical information systems (GIS) with the latest developments in the field. Use case studies to understand the design and deployment of GIS, including the theories behind spatial cognition, map reading and location-based services.

  • CIS 356 - Decision Support and Business Intelligence

    Students can take either CIS 356 OR CRJ 441


    Learn the techniques and frameworks for, and application of, computerized decision support systems that support managerial decision making, including data management platforms and software. Topics include the characteristics, structure, uses and types of decision support systems.

  • CRJ 441 - Crime Mapping Techniques

    Students can take either CIS 356 OR CRJ 441

    Prerequisite CIS 358 or CRJ 320This is a lab-based course that couples the theoretical knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) toward mapping and analyzing criminal activity through GIS software. Students will use the software to depict basic crime statistics, gang activity, and criminal activity and clusters of crime while also allowing for the mapping of victim and crime characteristics such as race, age, gender, and social economic status.


  • CIS 210 - Systems Analysis and Development

    This course presents the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to effectively architect computer-based technologies. Topics include a fundamental review of project management and data design followed by the processes required to gather and articulate business requirements. Students will acquire skills to procure, evaluate, test and systematically build systems for integration into an organization.

  • CIS 333 - Networking Security Fundamentals

    Study computer information system security principles, challenges, vulnerabilities and countermeasure strategies. Topics include definition of security terms, concepts, elements, and goals. Explore industry standards and practices that focus on the availability, integrity and confidentiality aspects of information systems security.

  • CIS 336 - Enterprise Architecture

    Explore the design, selection, implementation and management of enterprise IT solutions. Topics include frameworks and strategies for infrastructure management, system administration, data/information architecture, content management, distributed computing, middleware, legacy system integration, system consolidation, software selection, total cost of ownership calculation, IT investment analysis and emerging technologies.

  • CIS 348 - Information Technology Project Management

    Examine the processes, methods, techniques and tools that organizations use to manage their information technology projects in accordance with the Project Management Institutes Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Focus on the methodology and project management software for initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing technology projects. Topics include various types of technologies to support group collaboration and the use of resources from within the firm as well as contracted from outside the organization.

  • CIS 349 - Information Technology Audit and Control

    Cover the principles, approaches and methodologies in auditing information systems to ensure the processes and procedures are in compliance with pertinent laws and regulatory provisions especially in the context of information systems security (ISS). Topics include the processes used to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data, an explanation of compliancy laws, and the process and legal requirements for conducting IT infrastructure compliance audits.

  • CIS 499 - Information Systems Capstone

    Take a senior management approach to examine issues in managing the information systems function in organizations and how information systems integrate, support and enable various types of organizational capabilities. Topics include developing an intellectual framework to critically assess existing information systems infrastructures, emerging technologies and how enabling technologies affect organizational strategy.

  • CIS 111 - Introduction to Relational Database Management Systems

    Get an introduction to the theory and applied concepts of database design, database management and information management. Focus on identifying organizational information requirements, express those requirements using conceptual data modeling techniques, verify the structural characteristics with normalization techniques and convert conceptual data models into physical database models.

  • CIS 175 - Introduction to Networking

    Discover the fundamentals of networking technology. Focus on networking protocols, topologies, hardware and operating systems. Topics include data communications, telecommunications, infrastructure security, inter/internetworking and the application of networking to multimedia, information storage and distribution.


Geographic information system (GIS) technologies are used in nearly every business because they help organizations to visualize geographic data through spatial maps and charts. Make yourself an invaluable asset in any industry when you earn your online GIS bachelor’s degree from Strayer University.


Our Bachelor of Information Systems program concentration in GIS management introduces students like you to the fundamentals of mapping and programming technology. You’ll review how geographical data is acquired and stored while determining methods to generate a variety of maps, reports, 

charts, and other data structures from this invaluable information.


Learn how to plan, design, and launch data warehouses. Explore the applications of computerized decision support systems. Study the uses of spatial cognition, map reading, and location-based services in real-world scenarios.


Be part of a field that is growing, expanding, and evolving to meet the data-centric needs of companies and consumers. A GIS management degree is a solid career move. Learn more about our online GIS bachelor’s degree now.



Each Bachelor of Science in Information Systems concentration can provide you with skills you’ll be able to apply immediately. You may want to explore these other Bachelor of Science in Information Systems concentrations.

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