Geographic Information Sciences Minor
Geography and its new technologies are emerging as critical components in the global
infrastructure. Geographic information sciences (GIS) has expanded the boundaries
of many disciplines and is emerging as its own field of study.
The integrative capabilities of GIS and science are increasingly helping to shape a new landscape of science — one with “space” as its defining framework. This minor complements a variety of majors, including environmental science and studies, information systems, and computer science.
From medicine to transportation to weather prediction, geography and GIS are integral to many different types of research and application. Real-time interactive geographical management systems continue to emerge as core management networks within many business and governmental organizations. Increasingly, professionals with sound theoretical knowledge in the science of handling geographical information along with the technological expertise of using GIS are in demand.
View the minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.
The Towson University Geography Society, better known as the Geography Club, provides opportunities to meet your peers in the department and engage in geography-related discussions and projects on campus.