The Geographic Information Science and Geographic Analysis minor has a broad interdisciplinary application. The analytical methods introduced and the technologies used in the different courses and applied lab work are relevant to many disciplines including: urban and regional planning, marketing and business, archaeology, agriculture, conservation and engineering. This minor is designed for all students desiring to gain a background in the geographic theory, methods, tools and technical skills that will increase their employment potential in any number of applied fields where geographic analysis is a valuable skillset.
Effective Spring 2021
Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.
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.
|Required Lower Division|
|GR 220||Mapping, Cartography, and Spatial Thinking||3|
|Required Upper Division|
|GR 323/NR 323||Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation||3|
|GR 420||Spatial Analysis with GIS||4|
|GR 430||Land Change Science and Remote Sensing||3|
|GR 431||Land Change Science Lab||1|
|Required Upper Division (Quantitative - choose one)||3|
|Quantitative Geographical Methods|
|Upper Division / Lower Division (Select a minimum of 4 credits)||4|
|Introduction to Programming (CS0)-Python|
|Geography of Global Health|
|GIS for Social Scientists|
|Independent Study 1|
|Methods in Digital History|
|Programming for GIS I|
|Programming for GIS II|
|Program Total Credits:||21|
Variable credit course which must have a geospatial component. The appropriateness for the Independent Study to count for the minor will be determined by the instructor leading the Independent Study and the Geography Program Director or Department Chair.