2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Geographic Information Science (GIS) Minor

A minimum of 18 credit hours to include:

Required Minor Courses
CS 1064Introduction to Programming in Python3
GEOG 2084Principles of Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 4084Modeling with Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 4354Introduction to Remote Sensing3
or FREC 4214 Forest Photogrammetry and Spatial Data Processing
Subtotal12
Geographic Information Science Options
Select two of the following:6
Information Technologies for Natural Resource Management
Cartography
Spatial Analysis in Geographic Information Systems
Algotrithms in Geographic Information Systems
Geospatial Information Technology for Land Change Modeling
Remote Sensing and Phenology
Introduction to Web Mapping
Geovisualization
Subtotal6
Total Credits18

A minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in these courses is required to complete the minor.

All minors must Include 6 or more credits at 3000 level or above.

All courses must be taken for an A-F grade unless they are only offered P/F.

Steps for completing the minor In Geographic Information Science for Non-Majors:

  • Declare minor using a 'Major/Option/Minor Form' found In the CNRE Advising Center, 138 Cheatham Hall.
  • Include minor Information when updating the application for degree In Hokie Spa.
  • Students cannot graduate until they have either:
    1. satisfied the requirements for the minor or
    2. withdrawn from the minor by notifying CNRE Academic Programs office In 138 Cheatham and revised their DARS.