Minor in Geographic Information Systems

College of Business and Public Management

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of advanced standing coursework in their minor.*

This minor explores the fundamental concepts and skills of geographic information systems (GIS) as a tool for data management, spatial analysis, and geovisualization. Students will explore the foundations of spatial data, database management, modeling, cloud-based applications, and the production of analysis and cartographic outputs for research and community engagement. The application and visualization components of this minor align well with disciplines in the earth, computer, and social sciences.

Required Courses
GEO 324Intro to Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 328Computer Cartography3
GEO 427Geodatabase System3
Elective Courses9
Select 3 courses in consultation with an advisor (at least one of the courses must be from Geography and Planning).
GIS for Social Justice
Introduction to Planning
Economic Geography
Intro Business GIS
Environmental Application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Internet Mapping
Internship in Geography and Planning
Geographic Information Systems Application
Business GIS Applications
Archaeological Field Techniques
Archaeology and the Environment
Archaeological Field School
GIS for Criminal Justice Careers
Environmental Crime
Opportunities, Situations, and Crime: Environmental Criminology
Computer Science I
Computer Science II
Database Systems
Introduction to Web Design
Introduction to Web Programming
Field Geology
Gen'l Geol Field Studies of SE Pennsylvania
Geomorphology II
Remote Sensing
Geology of Northwestern National Parks
Risk Assessment
Program Planning and Evaluation
Population Health: Analysis, Surveillance, and Intervention
Research Methods in Health
Total Minimum Credits Required18

*Advanced standing coursework is defined as any 300-level course or above and specific 200-level courses identified by the department.