Minors in Geography and GIS

Minor in Human Geography

A minor in human geography requires a minimum of four (4) courses. While the following list of courses is strongly recommended for the minor, other courses within the department may be substituted to meet the needs and interests of individual students after consultation with an advisor in the department or department chair.

Required courses

  • GEO 111 Regional Study of the Modern Industrial World or GEO 112 Regional Study of the Developing World

Plus, the following two courses:

  • GEO 412 Political Geography
  • GEO 413 Economic Geography

Plus, one of the following regional courses:

  • GEO 218 Geography of Religion
  • GEO 311 Regional Study of Europe
  • GEO 315 Regional Study of the United States and Canada
  • GEO 317 Regional Study of Latin America

Minor in Physical Geography

A minor in physical geography requires a minimum of five (5) courses. While the following list of courses is strongly recommended for the minor, other courses within the department (such as January Term courses) may be substituted to meet the needs and interests of individual students after consultation with an advisor in the department or the department chair.

Required Courses (5):

  • BID 103 Ocean Studies or GEO 105 Introduction to Atmospheric Science
  • GEO 102 Earth System Science
  • GEO 207 Introduction to Spatial Thinking
  • GEO 308 Remote Sensing Techniques
  • GEO 309 Introduction to Spatial Analysis

Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

A minor in geographic information systems (GIS) requires a minimum of five (5) courses. While the following list of courses is strongly recommended for the minor, other courses within the department may be substituted to meet the needs and interests of individual students after consultation with an advisor in the department or the department chair.

Note: Students may not major in Applied Geospatial Technologies and minor in GIS nor major in Applied Geospatial Technologies and minor in physical geography.

Required Courses (5):

  • GEO 207 Introduction to Spatial Thinking
  • GEO 308 Remote Sensing Techniques
  • GEO 309 Introduction to Spatial Analysis
  • GEO 400 Advanced Spatial Analysis (Prerequisite: MTH 345 or 346)
  • IS 100 Programming GIS Applications with VBA/VB.NET

It is strongly recommended that students minoring in GIS also take IS 200 Design and Development of Geodatabases

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