The students major in Geographical Information Science are supposed to learn how to collect, store, manage, analyze, display and apply the spatial information aided by computers. The subject of GI Science is an interdisciplinary subject integrated computer science, spatial science, information science, science of surveying, mapping and remote sensing, environmental science and management science. It plays an important role in the fields of urban planning, urban management for governments at all levels, land management, environmental monitoring and so on. The department possesses the top-one teaching staff, scientific and researching capacity and talents fostering quality among the same subject all over the country.

At present, There are two single honors degree programs offered in geographical information science, and they have different emphases. The Geographic Information Science (GIS) undergraduate degree program is biased towards the combination of computer science, spatial science, information science, surveying, mapping and remote sensing, environmental science and management science. Graduates are able to establish, undertake, manage and develop projects involving region, resources, transportation, population, housing, land, infrastructure, planning management and related fields. Cartography and spatial information engineering undergraduate degree program concentrates more on the management of map and map-related data and the presentation of this to map users. The degree course covers cartography, computer, geography, surveying, remote sensing image, photogrammetry, computer cartography, map compilation, map projection transformation, map design, digital map, map electronic publishing, etc. Graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in organizations ranging from public utility companies to suppliers of computer-based mapping technology.

Core Courses: Physical Geography, Geomorphology, Economic Geography and Regional Planning, Digital Surveying & Mapping and GPS, Data Structure, Principles of Database, Remote Sensing Technology and Application, Human Geography, Principles of Digital Cartography, Principles of Geographical Information System, Geographical Information Engineering Design, Elements of Spatial Database Geography, Computer Mapping, Map Projection and Transformation, Map Artistic Design, General Map Compilation, Thematic Map Compilation, Map Designing and Drawing, Principles of Geographical Information System, Map Analysis and Application, Mathematical Model of Cartography, GIS Design and Application, Electric Publishing Technology for Map, Remote Sensing Technology and Application.