Geography and Planning
Geographic Techniques Minor (25 hours)
Completion of this minor will provide students with an important skill set that will serve them well in the job market or in graduate school. A minor in geospatial techniques is a strong adjunct for students who, for example, major in Public Administration, Natural Resource Management, Geology, Sociology, Anthropology, Computer Science, Engineering, Business and Economics, Public Health, Criminal Justice and many more fields of study. Geographic techniques allow for the visualization and analysis of complex spatial (geographic) relationships that are essential to understanding underlying social, political, and/ or environmental processes that help the geographer/analyst understand change over space and time. A background in geospatial techniques is also an important enhancement for future employment. Many agencies and employers use geospatial techniques as part of their core business.
Students are required to complete the following courses:
Four core courses: GPY 200 Computer Cartography 3 credits; GPY 307 Introduction Computer Mapping/Geographic Information systems, 3 credits; CS 160 Programming in Visual Basic, 3 credits; and CS 230 Hardware and Software, 3 credits.
At least 13 credit hours from the following courses: (CS 162, CS 260; GPY 370, GPY 407, 470; NRM 250, 350, or 395).
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