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Transfer Partnership with OSU

COCC's Geospatial Science degree connects with OSU bachelor's degree program

Oregon State UniversityA new COCC degree — an Associate of Science in Geospatial Science degree — teaches foundational principles of data collection, analysis, and cartography while emphasizing environmental- and human-related applications. Students, for instance, learn to map and analyze datasets within the intersection of natural and social sciences, such as in environmental sustainability and social justice.

This degree fully articulates with Oregon State University's Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geospatial Science. OSU's degree continues the principles taught at COCC, combining quantitative and qualitative geospatial research methods, including data collection, analysis, modeling, and map-making. The small cohort size allows for 1:1 faculty interactions and provides opportunities for undergraduate research. Students can complete the OSU degree fully online or at the university's Corvallis campus, making it a flexible learning experience. Recent graduates of the program have become city planners, engineering technicians, GIS analysts, and social policy researchers.