Undergraduate Handbook
Department of Geography

 

As a complement to any academic major, the Department of Geography offers a Minor. The minor is designed to allow you to develop professional competence in collecting, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatially-referenced information through the geographic subdisciplines of cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information system science.

To earn the minor in Geography, you must complete a minimum of 21 credits as described below. When you have completed the requirements for the minor, certification is approved by the Undergraduate Advisor, the Chairperson of the Department of Geography, and the Dean of the College of Social Science. Upon approval, the Registrar will enter the name of the specialization and the data of completion on your transcript.

Minimum of 9 credits from the following courses:

Minimum of 3 credits from the following courses:

Minimum of 9 additional credits in Geography, at least 6 credits must be at the 400-level

Total of 21 credits with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0

 

Requirements for a Minor in Geographic Information Science

 

As a complement to any academic major, the Department of Geography offers a Minor in Geographic Information Science. The minor is designed to allow you to develop professional competence in collecting, manipulating, analyzing, and displaying spatially-referenced information through the geographic subdisciplines of cartography, remote sensing, and geographic information system science.

To earn the minor, you must complete a minimum of 20 credits as described below. When you have completed the requirements for the minor, certification is approved by the Undergraduate Advisor, the Chairperson of the Department of Geography, and the Dean of the College of Social Science. Upon approval, the Registrar will enter the name of the minor and the date of completion on your transcript.

Required Courses;

  • GEO 221 Introduction to Geographic Information, 3 credits
  • One of the following, the independent study/internship, must be in the field of GIS/remote sensing/cartography:
    • GEO 490 Geography Independent Study, 3 credits
    • GEO 498 Geography Internship, 3 credits

Minimum of Four Electives from the following list:

  • GEO 324 Remote Sensing of the Environment, 4 credits
  • GEO 325 Geographic Information Systems, 3 credits
  • GEO 363 Quantitative Methods for Geographers, 3 credits
  • GEO 419 Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource Management, 4 credits
  • GEO 423 Cartographic Design and Production, 4 credits
  • GEO 424 Advanced Remote Sensing, 4 credits
  • GEO 425 Problems in GIScience, 3 credits
  • GEO 426 Thematic Cartography, 4 credits
  • GEO 428 Digital Terrain Analysis, 4 credits
  • GEO 453 Metropolitan Environments: Urban Forms and Land Uses, 3 credits
  • GEO 494 Remote Sensing Field Techniques, 2 credits

(additional courses as approved by the Department of Geography)

Total of 20 credits with an overall grade point average of at least 2.0

 

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