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Department of Geography and Environmental Planning

Geographic Information Systems Minor

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor can complement a variety of majors.

Degree Requirements

 

Required Courses (13 units)
Course Number Course Name
Units
GEOG 221 or GEOG 230

Interpretation of Maps or

Understanding and Communicating through Maps

3
GEOG 232
Introduction to GIS
4
GEOG 323 or GEOG 418

Cartography and Graphics or

Computer Mapping

3
GEOG 375
Quantitative Methods in Geography or approved statistics course
3

 

Electives (9 units)
Course Number Course Name Units
GEOG 321
Interpretation of Aerial Photographs
3
GEOG 414
GIS Applications
3
GEOG 416
Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing
3
GEOG 470-9
Seminar: Selected Topics (in GIS)
3
GEOG 491
Internship (1-6; 3 maximum toward minor)
3
GEOG 495
Directed Readings in Geography (GIS topics)
3
GEOG 496
Independent Study in Geography (GIS topics)
3

 

 

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