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 220Mapping, Cartography, and Spatial Thinking3
Required Upper Division
GR 323/NR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation3
GR 420Spatial Analysis with GIS4
GR 430Land Change Science and Remote Sensing3
GR 431Land Change Science Lab1
Required Upper Division (Quantitative - choose one)3
Quantifying Anthropology
Quantitative Geographical Methods
Upper Division / Lower Division (Select a minimum of 4 credits)4
Python for STEM
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.