A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer system for capturing, storing, checking, and displaying data related to positions on Earth's surface. GIS can show many different kinds of data on one map. This can often reveal patterns and trends that might otherwise have gone unnoticed without the use of GIS techniques.
Four core courses. Choose from: (Cross listings in parentheses.)
Six units of electives. Choose from: (Cross listings in parentheses.)
GEOG 357 Geographical Research Methods
GEOG 416C (RNR) Urban Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 416E (RNR) Geovisualization
GEOG 416F (RNR) GIS for the Social Sciences
GEOG 419 (RNR) Cartographic Modeling for Natural Resources
GEOG 420 (RNR) Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 424 Integrated Geographic Information Systems
GEOG 483 (PLG, RNR) Geographic Applications of Remote Sensing
GEOG 490 (ATMO/GEN/GEOS/HWRS/MNE/OPTI/REM/RNR/SWES)
Remote Sensing for the Study of Planet Earth
Double Use of Minor Course Work:
The School of Geography and Development does not permit double use of courses in its minor with any other majors or second minors. Exception: Students enrolled in a double degree program may use GIS courses from the major in their first degree toward a GIS minor in the second degree.
Declaring the Minor
Students should contact the GIS academic advisor for more information and to declare the minor.
Not all courses are offered every semester. See course descriptions in the academic catalog for information about when courses are offered. The academic catalog is available at http://catalog.arizona.edu/.