May 28, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Geographic Information Science Minor (GISc)

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Fairmont State University students may specialize in Geographic Information Science (GISc) and spatial analysis by completing a Minor in Geographic Information science. Considered a bridge discipline, the minor offers students in all fields the opportunity to add a competitive big data minor to their current area of study with the addition of geospatial analysis, spatial literacy communication, and cartographic mapping skills to their current area of study. There are no perquisites or advanced technical knowledge needed for this minor, but students should possess a willingness to learn technological skills.

Required Courses (12 Credit Hours)

  • GEOG 2210  Introduction to Geographys (3)
  • GEOG 2213  History of Modern Geography Methods (3)
  • GEOG 3316  Introduction to Geospatial Methods (3)
  • GEOG 4490  Geographic Information Science Capstone (3)

Geography Elective Courses (3 credit hours)

Note: (e.g., select one course from the list below)

  • GEOG 1199  Special Topics in Geography (3)
  • GEOG 3399 Cartography: Maps & Diagrams (3)
  • GEOG 3305  Economic Geography (3)
  • GEOG 3315  Urban Geography (3)
  • GEOG 3317  Advanced Geospatial Methods (3)
  • GEOG 3330  Geography of North America (3)
  • GEOG 3340 Geography of Europe (3)
  • GEOG 3350 Geography of Latin America (3)
  • GEOG 3360 Geography of Africa (3)
  • GEOG 3370 Geography of Asia (3)

Note: Choose 1 course from a group below

Liberal Arts Electives

Note: (if applicable)

Science and Technology Electives

Note: (e.g. Choose 1 class from a category below)

Total Credit Hours = 18 Credit Hours

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