Department of Environmental Studies, Huxley College of the Environment
The minor in Geographic Information Science provides students with training in Geographic Information Science theory and techniques. Through a series of courses in GIS, statistics, and remote sensing, students will gain skills in the development, management, analysis, and visualization of spatial data. Many classes are offered only once per year and must be taken in sequence, so careful planning with an advisor is recommended.
Why Consider a Geographic Information Science Minor?
Geographic Information Science combines GIS software, statistical analysis, and cartographic techniques to manage, analyze, and visualize spatial data. This is a rapidly growing field of inquiry that is widely used to solve complex problems in many fields of research, industry, and public policy. The Geographic Information Science Minor provides students with a survey of Geographic Information Science theory and techniques through a flexible suite of courses in GIS, statistics, cartography, and remote sensing.
GIS Technician | GIS Analyst | GIS Manager | Geospatial Analyst | Cartographer | Geographer
How to Declare (Admission and Declaration Process):
Students must declare their minor in ES 539.
A grade of C- or better is required for a student’s major or minor courses, and supporting courses for majors and minors.