Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor is designed to prepare you with the skills necessary to analyze and solve spatial problems and identify geographic patterns. You will study where things are, how they got that way, and learn to identify any patterns in how things are distributed. You will receive hands-on experience with state-of-the-art GIS and GPS equipment, preparing you to enter the rapidly expanding field of Geographic Information Science.
What can you do with GIS?
GIS is a powerful tool and its application is widespread, expanding every day, linking databases to maps, creating visual representations of statistical data, and analyzing how location influences features and events. GIS is used to solve queries and analyze and map data needed for decision making in business administration, environmental science, supply chain management, property and facilities management, risk assessment, emergency response, land use planning, transportation planning, social science, real estate, and crime prevention.
Well-qualified GIS specialists are in high demand across a broad range of professions. Employment opportunities are limitless in the areas of environmental science, physical sciences, business, economics, education, government, NGOs, community organizations, and urban and regional planning agencies.