The minor in Spatial Information Management provides students with fundamental geospatial skills in natural resource management. Geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing are key tools for the workforce of the 21st Century.

This minor is designed for students desiring to gain technical skills and to increase their employment potential in an applied area. The SIMs minor has a broad interdisciplinary appeal due to the ability to adapt and use these technologies in many disciplines.

Effective Fall 2007

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
CS 150Interactive Programming with Java4
Lower Division or Upper Division
Select a minimum of 4 credits from the following: 14
Algorithms and Data Structures
Physical Geography
Introduction to Geography (GT-SS2)
Techniques in Public Relations
Applications in Conservation Planning
Seminar on GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 2
Independent Study
Sampling Techniques
Statistics for Behavioral Sciences II
Applied Multivariate Analysis
Upper Division
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
NR 323/GR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation3
NR 422GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management4
NR 423Applications of Global Positioning Systems1
NR 493Seminar on GIS and Remote Sensing Applications 21
Total Credits21

At least one credit must be NR 493 or NR 495.


May be repeated as an elective.