Minor in GIS
The minor in geographic information systems (GIS) covers geographic data acquisition, geospatial database construction and management, spatial analysis and geovisualization. Students complete 18 credits in geography courses for the minor.
GIS-trained professionals are sought after across the private and public sectors. Federal government agencies such as the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Defense, Environmental Protection Agency and NASA routinely recruit geography graduates with strong GIS backgrounds.
Minor in GIS Course Requirements
18 credits, including 12 credits in required courses and 6 credits in elective courses (3-credits in one of the techniques courses listed below and 3-credits in any GEOG course not on that list).
|GEOG 2104||Introduction to Cartography and GIS|
|GEOG 3105||Techniques of Spatial Analysis|
|GEOG 3106||Intermediate Geographic Information Systems|
|GEOG 3107||Introduction to Remote Sensing|
|One 3-credit techniques course selected from the following:|
|GEOG 3196||Special Topics in Techniques|
|GEOG 4307||Digital Image Processing and Analysis|
|GEOG 4308||Programming for Geospatial Applications|
|GEOG 4309||GIS for Emergency Management|
|GEOG 4310||Geovisualization and Cartography|
|GEOG 4311||Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Project Management|
|One 3-credit GEOG course not listed above.|