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Geographic Information Science Minor

Geographic Information Science Minors develop knowledge of geographic data processing, analysis and visualization skills to complement their chosen Major discipline. The ability to analyze and visualize spatial data is an important specialty in many fields, such as business administration and analytics, civil and environmental engineering, criminal justice, and the agricultural sciences. The study of GIScience is valuable for understanding web mapping, developing in-vehicle navigation systems or mobile applications using locational services. Processing spatial data has helped to understand inequalities in access to health services, voting locations, and affordable housing. The GIScience minor will improve your job prospects and widen your intellectual and professional development.

Course Requirements
A minor in Geographic Information Science Consists of 15 credit hours.

Core Sequence: Complete 6 hours in

  • GEOG 311 – Geovisualization and Geographic Information Science
  • GEOG 411 – Intermediate Geographic Information Science

Complete 9 hours from

  • GEOG 409 – GIS for Environmental and Socio-Economic Applications
  • GEOG 413 – Remote Sensing of the Environment
  • GEOG 414 – Spatial Data Management for Socioeconomic and Environmental Applications
  • GEOG 420 – GIS in the Community
  • GEOG 454 – GIS for Terrain Analysis
  • GEOG 510 – Geographic Software Design
  • GEOG 512 – Environmental Modeling and Geospatial Analysis
  • GEOG 513 – Topics in Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 517 – Geographic Information Management and Processing
  • GEOG 518 – GIS Project Management