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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Minor

A pair of hands records data on a clipboard that also holds a yellow G I S meter

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.


Curricular Requirements

A student with a major in the Department of Environmental Studies or another department may minor in Geographic Information Systems with the approval of the Environmental Studies Department Chair. A minimum of eighteen 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 265 - Global Positioning Systems (optional)  
GIS 364/364L - Spatial Analysis/Spatial Analysis Lab 4
GIS 495 - GIS Internship (Variable credit) 3+