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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, such as Environmental Science and Studies, Information Systems, and Computer Science.

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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