Geographic Information Systems Minor

Do you enjoy studying where things are, how they got that way, and identifying patterns in how things are distributed?
Degree Type Minor
Careers and Salary Career Outcomes
Delivery On Campus

GIS is a powerful tool used to solve queries, link databases to maps, create visual representations of statistical data, and analyze how locations influence features and events.

UW-Stout students in a Sociology course.

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor will prepare you with the skills necessary to analyze and solve spatial problems and identify geographic patterns.

Quantitative Research Methods

You will study where things are, how they got that way, and learn to identify patterns in how things are distributed. You will receive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art GIS and GPS equipment.

Well-qualified GIS specialists are in demand in the areas of business administration, community and government organizations, crime prevention and emergency response, environmental science, social science, and physical sciences, land-use and transportation planning, property management and real estate, supply chain management, and urban and regional planning agencies.

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Minor Requirements

Minors are defined as either “studies in the discipline” or as “teaching.” 
Required Courses