The Geospatial Techniques Minor prepares students for internships and jobs in addition to those commonly available in their major fields. Business and government planning and other agencies recruit employees who have strong skills in geographic techniques, coupled with solid content knowledge, analytical abilities, and research experience. The curriculum follows disciplinary guidelines for training employable geography Geospatial Techniques Minors. This minor requires 24 credits in Geography as outlined below.
After completing the six credits in Regional and Topical Studies, Technical Minors will have sufficient conceptual preparation for framing geographic problems and designing strategies to tackle them.
Six credits in Geography courses at the 300-400 level excluding any courses taken to satisfy the core (GEOG 460) or techniques requirements (GEOG 340 or GEOG 341). Students may take both GEOG 340 and 341, but only one will count under Regional and Topical Studies.
Techniques (9 cr)
The two required geographic techniques course develop the specific skills employers currently seek. In addition, Technical Minors will choose either to acquire advanced skills in Geographic Information Systems or to develop expertise in spatial analysis.