The minor in geographic information systems prepares students for current modern trends in geospatial technology, computerized mapping, digital image processing, and spatial analysis. The GIS minor requires one course in computer science (COMPUTER 1130), one course in Statistics (MATH 1830), and three courses in GIS and remote sensing. Six credits of electives will complete the minor, to be chosen from courses in remote sensing, advanced computer programming for GIS, physical geography, and independent research or an internship in GIS.
The GIS minor incorporates dynamic changes in current advances in spatial sciences and technology. The students that complete a GIS minor significantly enhance their employment opportunities, especially in environmental consultation agencies, mapping technology industries, surveying, geology, biology, criminal justice and other social sciences, and business. In the current job market, a great many employers are looking for candidates that combine GIS expertise with a wide variety of other majors.
|Required Core Courses|
|GEOGRPHY 3230||Geographic Information Systems||4|
|GEOGRPHY 4330||Advanced Geographic Information Systems||4|
|GEOGRPHY 3520||Remote Sensing of the Environment||3|
|GEOGRPHY 4040||Python for GIS||3|
|COMPUTER 1130||Introduction to Programming||3|
|MATH 1830||Elementary Statistics||3|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Advanced Remote Sensing|
|Cooperative Field Experience|