Sep 25, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Systems and Technology Minor

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Geographic information systems (GIS) and related spatial technologies enable us to acquire, archive, analyze, and communicate information regarding people, places, and other processes on or near the Earth’s surface.   The mission of the minor in the GIST program is provide students:

  1. Broad understanding of the fundamental theories and concepts underlying geographic information science,
  2. Hands-on experience with contemporary GIS, remote sensing, and  global positioning systems hardware and software, and
  3. Practical skills with the application of geospatial analysis to contemporary problems in environmental management, urban planning, business management, disease and health management, crime analysis, and other fields.

Total Minor Credit Hours: 15-16

GPA Requirement

A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required.

Grading Requirement

A grade of below “C-“ will not be counted toward fulfilling the minor requirements.

Advising Information

USF students schedule advising appointments online through USF Archivum Platform.   Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor each semester to discuss course planning, degree progression, and career preparation.  

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