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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Geography & the Environment

Degree Programs

Minor in Geographic Information Science

1. Credit hours required: The GISc minor consists of 20 qtr hrs of coursework.

2. The following courses are required:

GEOG 2010 Map Reading Use and Analysis

GEOG 2100 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 3200 Remote Sensing

Students who have completed the above courses or their equivalent for other degree programs may elect to take more advanced courses from the list below to satisfy the required 20 qtr hrs:

GEOG 2000 Geographic Statistics

GEOG 2020 Computer Cartography

GEOG 3010 Geographic Information and Analysis

GEOG 3110 GIS Modeling

GEOG 3130 Advanced GIS

GEOG 3140 Database Design

GEOG 3150 Project Design and Management

GEOG 3701 Topics in Geographic Information Science

GEOG 3860 GIS Application in Natural Resources

GEOG 3920 Remote Sensing Seminar

GEOG 4100 Application Design and Production

Note: As geography majors may emphasize GISc as part of their degree program, they are not eligible to complete the minor in GISc.

3. Pre-requisites: Students are expected to have completed the MATC requirement or equivalent prior to enrolling in GEOG 2000. Completion of an introductory course in geography such as SOCS 1410: People, Places, Landscapes, NATS 1201-1203: Environmental Systems, or NATS 1216-1218: Our Dynamic Earth is encouraged but not required.

4. Academic structure: Students should be aware of prerequisites for upper division (3000-level) courses.