Admission to this program is currently suspended.
The geographic information systems minor will be revised and moved under the geoscience program in the 2023-2024 catalog.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor prepares students for an academic or professional career in GIS science and cognate disciplines such as geospatial data science and remote sensing. It teaches students applied skills and fundamental concepts in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including digital mapping, remote sensing, data management, and predictive analytics. It thus prepares students to harness geospatial technologies for cutting-edge applications in geology, geophysics, environmental monitoring, and many more.
With a minor in Geographic Information Systems, the student will have a solid understanding of and applied skills in GIS analysis. These skills and concepts are highly sought after in the job market. They can boost careers in start-ups, consulting firms, and government agencies across a diverse range of fields, including mining, forestry, agriculture, conservation, and engineering.
Minimum Requirements for Geographic Information Systems Minor: 15 credits