Geospatial Intelligence - GEOINT

GEOINT or Geospatial Intelligence is defined in the United States Code, Title 10, section 467 as follow: "The term 'geospatial intelligence' means the exploitation and analysis of imagery and geospatial information to describe, assess, and visually depict physical features and geographically referenced activities on the earth. Geospatial intelligence consists of imagery, imagery intelligence, and geospatial information."

GEOINT is a rapidly emerging field where human intelligence and geospatial technologies are both crucial to solve multiple geographic problems that are found in both military and non-military affairs. Students graduating from a GEOINT program will become GEOINT professionals working in both government and commercial environments. As a result, by their graduation, it is essential that GEOINT students are well equipped with knowledge and skills discussed in the GEOINT Essential Body of Knowledge (EBK) proposed by the U.S. Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF).

What will you learn?

Our department provides various interesting courses for the Minor in GEOINT program. For more information, please visit the catalog here.

What will you do?

GEOINT refers to the use of geospatial technologies to extract information for decision advantage in humanitarian response, strategic defense, security or investigative analysis. Therefore, becoming a GEOINTer you will be hired by national security and defense organizations, national policymakers, military, navy, defense agencies, intelligence agencies, homeland security/law enforcement agencies, global humanitarian agencies, emergency response systems, investigative & forensic analysis consulting firms, and security consulting firms or agencies.

How to declare a minor in GEOINT?

1. Submit a declaration online by going to this page, click on Forms, then Declaration/Change of Major

2. Contact the Geography academic advisor to get your Alternate PIN (if you have not had it yet) so that you can enroll courses online

3. Login to your Banner account and enroll courses satisfying the requirements of the major/minor program