Undergraduate Minor

Graduate Certificate

The undergraduate minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology is offered through Department of Geosciences.  The minor requires GIST 3300, GIST 4302 and four approved electives to total 18 hours.

GIST 3300. Geographic Information Systems (3)

An introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) for thematic mapping and spatial analysis. Laboratory emphasizes experience with professional GIS software.

GIST 4302.Spatial Analysis and Modeling (3)

Prerequisite: GIST 3300 or equivalent. A second course in geographic information systems. Focuses on the analysis of spatial data and modeling.

GIST 4304. Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3)

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in GIST 4302. An advanced course in GIS focused on spatial data management, editing, topology, models, and cartographic representations.

GIST 4308. Cartographic Design (3)

Prerequisite: GIST 3300 or equivalent. Theory and practice of cartographic design with an emphasis on visual thinking and communication using GIS.

GIST 4310. GPS Field Mapping (3)

Prerequisite: GIST 3300 or equivalent. Use of the global positioning system (GPS) and mobile field mapping software for navigation and the acquisition of spatial data.

GIST 4312. Internet Mapping (3)

Prerequisite: GIST 3300 or equivalent. Study of the technology used to distribute maps over the internet. Emphasis is on the development of interactive web mapping applications.

GEOG 3301. Remote Sensing of the Environment (3)

Prerequisite: GIST 3300 or equivalent. Introduction to remote sensing techniques, including air photo interpretation and digital satellite image processing. Emphasis on the use of remote sensing imagery in geographic information systems.

GEOL 4331. Digital Imagery in Geosciences (3)

Prerequisites: Senior standing, GEOL 1303 and 1101 or GEOG 1401, MATH 1320 or higher. Introduction to digital image processing, visualization, and raster GIS modeling applied to geosciences. Involves computer lab exercises.

GEOL 4332. Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling in Geosciences (3)

Prerequisites: GIST 3300 and either MATH 1351 or 1451. Introduction to vector GIS data manipulation, geostatistics, and spatial modeling applied to geosciences. Involves computer lab exercises.

4403. Aerial Photo Interpretation in Natural Resource Management (4)

Fundamentals of aerial photograph reading, interpretation, and evaluation. Introduction to remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems.