Minor in Geographic Information Systems

Units required for Minor: 18

Program Description

Geography students at Sacramento State explore Earth’s natural and cultural environments using methods from the natural sciences and the social sciences. They study climate, weather, landforms, water resources, and plants and animals, as well as peoples, societies, economies, and cities. These phenomena overlap in intricate ways, giving rise to distinctive places and regions. Geography’s approach emphasizes Earth’s spatial relationships and patterns, and the processes that govern them, whether found in nature or in human behavior. 

Program Requirements

Required Courses (18 Units) 1
GEOG 3Introduction to Maps and Geographic Technologies3
GEOG 109Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 110Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
Select three of the following:9
Computer Cartography
Remote Sensing
Applied GIS
Quantitative Methods in Geography
Three units of upper division GIS coursework from another department with permission of the GIS Minor advisor.
Total Units18
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Courses must be selected in consultation and approved by a faculty advisor in Geography. A minimum of 6 upper division units must be earned in residence.