Geoinformatics (Multidisciplinary Studies Degree)
Geoinformatics offers a multidisciplinary curriculum that draws on several areas of study like computer science, geography, geological sciences, anthropology, civil engineering, environmental science, architecture and urban planning.
Geoinformatics generates accurate real-time maps of the earth’s geography by using spatial data science, geographic information system, and remote sensing technologies to better understand spatial patterns and changes over time. Companies like Google, Amazon, Uber, and many business and governmental agencies use the information provided from geoinformatics to make important decisions for societal benefits, scientific research and exploration.
What is a Multidisciplinary Studies degree?
The Multidisciplinary Studies program at UTSA allows students to create a customized degree or to choose an already-designed niche program. Geoinformatics is one of the niche programs students can apply for. This degree combines courses from three different disciplines across multiple colleges into a coherent course of study to meet career and educational goals.
When you apply to UTSA, you select the major you'd like to study. The choice of major will not impact if you get admitted to the University (all students must meet UTSA's general admission requirements); however, some majors will require additional admission requirements to be able to declare the major your freshman year.
|Geoinformatics (Multidisciplinary Studies): There are no additional admission requirements to declare this major. You must meet UTSA’s general admission requirements.|
Pro Tip: Even if you don't think you will qualify for financial aid, you should still submit the FAFSA! Information from the FAFSA could impact certain scholarships that are even merit-based.
UTSA Scholarship Hub
Through one general scholarship application, you can automatically be considered for dozens of scholarships at UTSA, including scholarships that are available for this major. In order to access all available scholarship applications on the UTSA Scholarship Hub, you must be an admitted student. If you are a student applying for admission, but have not yet been admitted, you may sign in and complete the Scholarship Hub’s General Application as long as you have authenticated your myUTSA ID and Passphrase. Once you are admitted to UTSA, please sign back in to the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue.the Scholarship Hub to see if there are any additional scholarship opportunities available for you to pursue. UTSA Scholarship Hub
UTSA offers an automatic merit-based scholarship to incoming new freshman and transfer students who display exceptional scholastic achievement in high school by the priority deadline. Non-resident and international students awarded a Distinguished Scholarship for a minimum of $1,000 for the academic year will be granted a waiver for non-resident tuition if scholarship eligibility is maintained. This means out-of-state and international students could pay in-state tuition! For fall admitted freshmen, this scholarship is valued up to $20,000 for up to four years. For fall or spring admitted transfer students, this scholarship is valued up to $6,000 for up to two years. Renewal eligibility must be maintained and funding must be available.Distinguished Scholarships
UTSA Bold Promise
Although not a scholarship, UTSA is committed to cover tuition and mandatory fees 100% for eligible students who come from low and middle-income Texas families.UTSA Bold Promise
Careers, Salary & Skills
UTSA prepares you for future careers that are in demand. See possible careers below. This data is pulled by a third-party tool called Emsi, which pulls data from sources like the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Census Bureau, online job postings, other government databases and more to give you regional and national career outlook related to this academic program. On top of the resources your college will provide, the University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.