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

The following requirements must be fulfilled:

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 2104Introduction to Cartography and GIS
GEOG 3105Techniques of Spatial Analysis
GEOG 3106Intermediate Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 3107Introduction to Remote Sensing
One 3-credit techniques course selected from the following:
GEOG 3196Special Topics in Techniques
GEOG 4307Digital Image Processing and Analysis
GEOG 4308Programming for Geospatial Applications I
GEOG 4309GIS for Emergency Management
GEOG 4310Geovisualization and Cartography
GEOG 4311Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Project Management
One 3-credit GEOG course not listed above.