Geospatial technology is a term used to describe the range of modern tools contributing to the geographic mapping and analysis of the Earth and human societies.

These technologies are growing rapidly and inform decision-makers about biodiversity conservation, agricultural monitoring, freshwater management, urban planning, transportation, logistics, trade, natural disaster prevention, humanitarian relief, and much more.

The Geospatial Technology minor helps students build skills in geospatial technology, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS).

The Geospatial Technology minor is essential for students in fields that require modern geospatial technology skills to be competitive in the job market, such as biology, marine science, ecosystem science and policy, architecture, economics, business, and engineering. 

Curriculum Requirements

Choose one: 3
Digital Earth
World Regional Geography
Introduction to Human Geography
Physical Geography
Core Courses9
Geographic Information Systems I
Remote Sensing of the Environment
Geographic Information Systems II (GIS Minor Electives)
Geospatial Technology Electives 13
Select one of the following:
Spatial Data Analysis I
Digital Cartography
Topics in Geography
Advanced Topics in Geography
Independent Research
Advanced Independent Research
Independent Study
Spatial Data Analysis II
GIS for Health and Environment
Crime Mapping and Analysis
Internship in Geography
Geography Elective 200 level or above3
Total Credit Hours18

 Other electives may be approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.