Geographic Information Science Minor

The Geographic Information Science minor aims to provide fundamental training in GIScience that is needed for students from various disciplines to advance their career. The curriculum of the GIS minor is based on that of the GIS major, which includes a diverse range of courses that can be selected by students to count toward the proposed minor degree. These classes will provide students with extensive experience in mapping, geospatial analysis, geospatial modeling, environmental modeling, and statistical methods. Most of the courses include lab component to give students hands-on training using various GIS technologies.

GIS Minor Curriculum (For Declarations DURING AND AFTER SPRING 2016)

GIS Minor Curriculum [PDF] for the Geographic Information Science Minor SP16 and beyond.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 18 credit hours of coursework.
  • Maximum of 6 credit hours can overlap with the GE.
  • Maximum of 6 credit hours can overlap with the major.

Courses

Required: Four courses (12 hours)

  • GEOG 5100: Spatial Data Analysis
  • GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5212: Spatial Database Design for GIS OR GEOG 5225: Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing

Electives: Choose two courses (6 hours)

  • GEOG 5201: GeoVisualization
  • GEOG 5212: Spatial Database Design for GIS
  • GEOG 5222: GIS Algorithms and Programming
  • GEOG 5223: Design and Implementation of GIS
  • GEOG 5225: Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 5226: Spatial Simulation and Modeling
  • GEOG 5229: Emerging Topics in GIS
  • GEOG 5275: Locational Analysis
  • GEOG 5300: Geography of Transportation
  • GEOG 5402: Land Use Geography

GIS Minor Curriculum (For Declarations BEFORE SPRING 2016)

GIS Minor Curriculum (Pre-SP16) [PDF]  for those who declared the Geographic Information Science Minor prior to Spring 2016.

Requirements

  • Minimum of 15 credit hours of coursework.
  • Maximum of 6 credit hours can overlap with the GE.
  • Maximum of 3 credit hours can overlap with the major.

Courses

Required: Three courses (9 hours)

  • GEOG 5200: Cartography and Map Design
  • GEOG 5210: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 5226: Spatial Simulation and Modeling OR GEOG 5222: GIS Algorithms and Programming OR GEOG 5223: Design and Implementation of GIS

Electives: Choose two courses (6 hours)

  • GEOG 2200: Mapping Our World
  • GEOG 5100: Spatial Data Analysis
  • GEOG 5201: GeoVisualization
  • GEOG 5229: Emerging Topics in GIS
  • GEOG 5225: Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 5275: Locational Analysis
  • GEOG 5300: Geography of Transportation
  • GEOG 5402: Land Use Geography

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