Geography / Undergraduate Study

Geospatial Information Systems and Technologies Minor

The Geospatial Information Systems and Technologies minor is designed to provide students with a strong background in the use, application, and development of geospatial/environmental research techniques and methods.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing, have completed Geography 7 with a grade of B or better, and file a petition in the Geography Department Advising Office, 1255 Bunche Hall, 310-825-1166. For majors in Geography or Geography/Environmental Studies, only two upper-division courses may overlap between the major and this minor.

Required Lower-Division Courses (10 units): Geography 7, Statistics 12.

Required Upper-Division Courses (24 units minimum): Geography 167, 168, 169, 170, and any two courses selected from 154, 162, 163, 166, M171, 172, 173, and 199 (4 units with approval of the faculty adviser). Each upper-division course must be completed with a grade of C or better.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.