The GIS minor curriculum can be summarized simply as three foundational courses and two electives in a particular field of GIS. The foundational courses cover (1) the technology of GIS (GIS 224), (2) different spatial data types and databases (GIS 324), and (3) analytical methods of GIS (GIS 325). Each of these courses provides the opportunity to apply GIS to your major, and collaboration with faculty in your major on projects is encouraged. The final two courses focus on the application of GIS in your major, and can be customized using the internship (GIS 470), independent study (GIS 499), or research seminar (GIS 400) options. More courses are being developed for the application of GIS in different majors, and these courses will be taught by experts in the respective fields (Meet Our Faculty).
Students who complete the minor should have a portfolio of Geogindependent project work for job applications. Please review the curriculum chart for the 2017-2018 Geographic Information Systems minor requirements.
Path to the GIS minor
*These courses can be taken in any order after completing