Understanding geographic systems

As a GIS minor, you learn to capture, record, and analyze data essential to understanding geographic systems and how they are being or will be impacted by human endeavors. GIS is widely employed in private, government, and nonprofit organizations, and a degree in it makes you an attractive candidate for many positions in the environmental fields.


A student with a major in the School of Marine and Environmental Programs or another program may minor in Geographic Information Systems with the approval of the academic director. A minimum of 18 hours of approved course credit in the following courses is required:

Program Required Courses Credits
GIS 161 - GIS I: Fundamentals of Geospatial Science and Technology 3
GIS 162 - GIS II: Application of Geospatial Science and Technology 3
GIS 224/224L - Remote Sensing/Remote Sensing Lab 4
GIS 364/364L - Spatial Analysis/Spatial Analysis Lab 4
GIS 495 - GIS Internship (Variable credit) 4+