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Geographic Information Systems Minor

Brian Tomaszewski, Minor Adviser
585-259-9678, bmtski@rit.edu

The geographic information systems (GIS) minor provides students with experience in the concepts, technology, and applications related to computer-based mapping, spatial databases, and geographic analysis and problem solving. The minor features two tracks: a GIS development track for students interested in GIS software development, and a GIS analysis track for students interested in utilizing GIS as a strong methodological base within their major of study. Required courses provide core GIS foundations applicable to a variety of multidisciplinary elective courses students can choose from to match their research, post-graduate, or career interests.

Notes about this minor:

  • Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
Course
Required Courses
ISTE-382 Introduction to Geospatial Technologies
ISTE-384 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Electives
Students may choose to all three courses in one track, or they may choose any three electives to complete the minor.
GIS development track
ISTE-386 GIS Programming
ISTE-482 Geospatial Data Analysis
ISTE-484 Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization
GIS analysis track
ISTE-230  Introduction to Database and Data Modeling
ISTE-422 Maps, Spaces and Places
ISTE-483 Information Science and Technology Research