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), four courses in GIS and remote sensing, and six hours of upper division coursework in selected classes, either in geosciences, computer science or business.

The GIS minor incorporates dynamic changes in current advances in spatial sciences and technology. The students who complete a GIS minor significantly enhance their employment opportunities, especially in environmental consultation agencies, mapping technology industries, and surveying. The GIS minor pertains to any natural resource field, such as geology and biology, as well as social studies and business. A GIS minor combined with a computer science major is currently one of the most employable fields in geospatial analysis.

Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses18
GEOGRPHY 3230Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GEOGRPHY 4330Advanced Geographic Information System3
GEOGRPHY 3520Remote Sensing of the Environment3
GEOGRPHY 3040Python for GIS3
COMPUTER 1130Introduction to Programming3
Elementary Statistics
Electives
Select 6 credits of the following:6
GEOGRPHY 3950Guided Research1-3
GEOGRPHY 3720Advanced Remote Sensing3
GEOGRPHY 3340Biogeography4
Topical Seminar
Cooperative Field Experience