Graduate Minor in Geographic Information Science
Geographic information science (GIS) encompasses the theories and methods for understanding spatial patterns and processes. Because many of our most vexing problems have a spatial component, GIS underpins our best solutions. GIS has become a key approach to an increasingly large number of endeavors, from land use planning and environmental management to epidemiology through law enforcement. Experts in a diverse range of fields are well-served by GIS knowledge.
The graduate minor in GIS allows students to develop depth in spatial analysis that complements their discipline-specific knowledge. Completing this minor will improve marketability and opportunities for intellectual and professional development.
The master's minor requires at least 9 credits (3 courses) while the doctoral minor requires at least 12 credits. Students interested in completing the MGIS minor should contact the Director of Graduate Studies for the MGIS Program. More information about the minor can be found in the GIS Graduate Minor Fact Sheet