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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Geography & the Environment

Degree Programs

Minor in Geographic Information Science

The GISc minor consists of 20 qtr hrs of coursework.

  • Required courses (offered every quarter)

GEOG 2100 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 
GEOG 3200 Remote Sensing

  • Elective courses (offered only certain quarters)

 In addition to the required courses, the following courses are offered every year: 

GEOG 2000 Geographic Statistics (Winter, Spring) 
GEOG 2020 Computer Cartography (Fall, Winter) 
GEOG 3010 Geographic Information Analysis (Spring) 
GEOG 3130 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (Winter) 
GEOG 3140 GIS Database Design (Fall) 
GEOG 3230 Advanced Remote Sensing (Fall) 
GEOG 3410 Urban Applications in GIS (Spring) 
GEOG 3701 Topics in Geographic Information Science (Fall) 
GEOG 3920 Remote Sensing Seminar (Winter)

  • Internships and Directed Study:

Credit hours received from GIS internship or directed study may be counted towards the minor.

  • Prerequisites

Students are expected to have completed the Analytical Inquiry-Natural Science requirement (e.g., MATH 1500, MATH 1200, MATH 1951, PHIL 2040) or equivalent prior to enrolling in GEOG 2000. 

Completion of an introductory course in Geography such as GEOG 1410: People, Places, Landscapes, GEOG 1201-1203: Environmental Systems, or GEOG 1216-1218: Our Dynamic Earth is encouraged but not required.

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

For more information, please contact Dr. Jing Li at [email protected]