Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


Academic Information

There are good reasons that GIS technology has been called “geography on steroids.” Students in this minor follow a well-structured framework that includes mapping, spatial analysis, programming, modeling, etc., and highlights ways that GIS systems can be used in business, government, and research.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


Careers

What Can I Do with a Minor in Geographic Information Systems?

The study of geography begins with exploration of the physical environment and includes cultural, political, and social landscapes. People who can think spatially about where things are in relation to other things are highly sought after in both the public and private sectors. A minor in Geographic Information Science can add depth to your education and give you marketable career skills. This minor will introduce you to GIS data analysis and cartography, remote sensing, area studies, and other tools to help you understand the web of connections between earth and humankind.

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


University Requirements

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


Overview

In addition to University Requirements:

Please note that you may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 19
Major GPA 2.0

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Collect and use geographic data related to physical and human landscape
  2. Provide technical analysis based on GIS or remote sensing tools
  3. Create effective visual representations of data and analyses
  4. Understand geographic relationships in regard to physical and human landscapes
 

 

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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


Details

Minor Requirements
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Academic Catalog - 2018-2019

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Geography, Planning, and Recreation

Geographic Information Systems, Minor


Campus Availability

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