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Overview for Cartography

A program that focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the science of mapping geographic information. Includes instruction in cartographic theory and map projections, computer-assisted cartography, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, cartographic editing, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems.

Careers for Cartography Majors

A major in Cartography is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in Cartography

Top 13 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of Cartography among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, TX
Open Admissions$12,266 
 East Central University
Ada, OK
Less Selective$10,286 
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX
Less Selective$12,816 
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Kennesaw State University
Kennesaw, GA
Moderately Selective$12,736 
Missouri State University
Springfield, MO
Moderately Selective$11,536 
Northern Michigan University
Marquette, MI
Less Selective$11,828 
Salem State College
Salem, MA
Moderately Selective$12,990 
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Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
Less Selective$16,242 
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT
Moderately Selective$4,290 
Texas A & M University
College Station, TX
Moderately Selective$22,606 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.