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Geographic Information Sciences (GISci) Minor, B.A.; B.A.A.; B.S.

Advisors: Becker, Heumann, Li, Patton, Tian, Wang, Zheng

The Geographic Information Sciences Minor provides both academic and technical training in the three major areas of the Geographic Information Sciences-cartography, GIS and remote sensing. This minor will emphasize both concepts and technical skills that will enable students to apply Geographic Information Sciences principles and techniques to their respective disciplines.

Program Requirements

Required Courses (9 hours)

GEO 203QRIntroduction to Geographic Information Science

3(2-2)

GEO 303Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 308Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

Required Courses II (3 hours)

Select one of the following:
BIO 500Biological Statistics

3(2-2)

CPS 180Principles of Computer Programming

3(3-0)

GEL 420Applied Geostatistics

3(2-2)

STA 282QRIntroduction to Statistics

3(3-0)

STA 382QRElementary Statistical Analysis

3(3-0)

Electives (9 hours)

Select from the following:

GEO 500Advanced Cartography

3(2-2)

GEO 503Advanced Geographic Information Systems

3(2-2)

GEO 505Mapping and Surveying Technology: CAD, GPA, and UAS

3(2-2)

GEO 508Applications of Remote Sensing

3(2-2)

GEO 512Quantitative Methods for Spatial Analysis

3(2-2)

GEO 513Geographic Information Systems for Social Sciences

3(2-2)

GEO 528Environmental Modeling with GIS

3(2-2)

GEO 553GIS Operations and Practices

3(3-0)

GEO 575Special Studies in Geography

1-6(Spec)

GEO 591Internship

1-12(Spec)

GEO 597Independent Study

1-9(Spec)

Note: A maximum of 3 hours of GEO 591 and/or GEO 597 may be applied to the minor.

Total: 21 semester hours