Geographic Information Systems Minor

Geographic Information Systems Minor:

A geographic information system (GIS) stores, analyzes, and displays spatially oriented data to improve decision-making. The key to the rapid growth of GIS is its ability to integrate data and to model complex physical processes. Environmental scientists are using it for applications such as environmental impact analysis, hydrological modeling, and biodiversity studies. The objective of the minor is to enable the student to apply spatial analysis principles to their academic discipline.

The minor consists of a minimum of 17 credit hours. Nine of these hours must be unique to the minor.

Requirements for the minor include:
EES340Geographic Information Systems4
EES300/301Intro to Geographic Information Systems/Intro to Geographic Information Systems Lab
EES342Advanced Geographic Information Systems4
EES444GIS Applications in Environmental Science3 or 4
EES480Independent Study (GIS application project)
At least two additional courses approved by GIS Coordinator6
Total Credits17