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Geographic Information Systems are an ever expanding tool used in mapping and developing management plans at all levels of environmental management. The GIS minor complements the Environmental Biology (EVB) degree, as many classes can count towards your EVB electives.

This minor provides students with an integrated program of study that allows them to acquire the fundamentals of current mapping methodologies. With diverse needs for precise, timely acquisition of spatial data, it’s analysis and cartographic presentation, the curriculum allows students to strengthen their marketability by training them with the fundamental understanding of spatial data analysis using the industry standards for both software and hardware.

To complete this minor a total of 18 hours are required:

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A. Six semester hours in:


  • GEG 3810 - Geographic Information Systems I. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3860 - Geographic Information Systems II. Credits: 3

B. Three semester hours from:


  • GEG 3800 - Introduction to Cartography. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3820 - Remote Sensing I. Credits: 3

C. Nine additional semester hours from some combination of

One of the following:


  • ESC 42751 - Internship in Earth Science I. Credits: 1 to 6

or ESC 42752 or ESC 42753

  • ESC 44001 - Independent Study I. Credits: 1

or ESC 44002 or ESC 44003

  • ESC 44301 - Undergraduate Research in Earth Science I. Credits: 1

or ESC 44302 or ESC 44303

  • GEG 3600 - Economic Geography. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3750 - Population Geography. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3775 - Urban Geography. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3780 - Land Use Planning. Credits: 3
  • GEG 42751 - Internship in Geography I. Credits: 1 to 6

or GEG 42752 or GEG 42753

  • GEG 44001 - Independent Study I. Credits: 1

or GEG 44002 or GEG 44003

  • GEG 44301 - Undergraduate Research in Geography I. Credits: 1

or GEG 44302 or GEG 44303

  • GEL 42751 - Internship in Geology I. Credits: 1 to 6

or GEL 42752 or GEL 42753

  • GEL 44001 - Independent Study I. Credits: 1

or GEL 44002 or GEL 44003

  • GEL 44301 - Undergraduate Research in Geology I. Credits: 1

or GEL 44002 or GEL 44003

AND


  • BIO 5380 - Landscape Ecology. Credits: 3 
  • BIO 3451A - Undergraduate Research I. Credits: 1 to 3

or BIO 3451B

  • BIO 4820 - Spatial Analysis for Environmental Sciences. Credits: 4
  • BIO 4840 - Resource Management and Environmental Assessment Credits: 3
  • ESC 3010G - Environmental Physical Sciences. Credits: 3
  • ESC 3410 - Climatology. Credits: 3
  • ESC 3550 - Surface Water Processes and Resources. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3800 - Introduction to Cartography. Credits: 3

(If not taken above in B)

  • GEG 3820 - Remote Sensing I. Credits: 3

(If not taken above in B)

  • GEG 3855 - Computer Mapping. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3865 - Advanced Cartography. Credits: 3
  • GEG 3870 - Remote Sensing II. Credits: 3
  • GEL 3430 - Structural Geology. Credits: 3
  • GEL 3440 - Tectonics. Credits: 3
  • GEL 3470 - Seminar. Credits: 1 to 3
  • PLS 3413 - Introduction to Public Administration. Credits: 3
  • PLS 4793 - Public Organization Theory. Credits: 3
  • PLS 4893 - Government Budgeting and Politics. Credits: 3
  • SOC 3622 - Population. Credits: 3
  • SOC 3660 - Social Organization. Credits: 3
  • SOC 4240 - Sociology of Disasters. Credits: 3

 

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