Minor in Geographic Information Science

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
GEOG 150Programming for GIS3
GEOG 155GIS Data Acquisition and Management3
Select one of the following:3
Remote Sensing
Programming for GIS II
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