The Geographic Information Systems and Technology (GIS&T) Minor provides students with cutting-edge technical knowledge and skills using state-of-the-art information technology, such as geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing, and global positioning systems (GPS), which are in high demand in business, government, and research. Upon completion of the minor, students are well-positioned to enter the workforce or to pursue advanced degrees in geography or allied fields.

To declare the GIS&T Minor, students must complete Geography 7 (Intro to GIS) with a grade of B or better.  This requirement has been enforced since the Fall 2013 quarter, and furthermore, this requirement cannot be satisfied by transfer credit or examination.

Lower Division Requirements

  1. Geography 7 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  2. Statistics 12 - Statistical Methods for Geography Majors

Upper Division Requirements

  1. Geography 167 - Cartography
  2. Geography 168 - Intermediate GIS
  3. Geography 169 - Satellite Remote Sensing and Imaging GIS
  4. Geography 170 – Advanced GIS
Two (2) additional courses from the following list:
  1. Geography 154 – Images of Earth: World from Above
  2. Geography 162 – Glacier Environments of California’s High Sierra
  3. Geography 163 – Field Analysis in Biogeography
  4. Geography 166 – Environmental Modeling
  5. Geography M171 – Introduction to Spatial Statistics
  6. Geography 172 – Remote Sensing: Digital Image Processing & Analysis
  7. Geography 173 – GIS Programming & Development
  8. Geography 174 – Advanced Remote Sensing
  9. Geography 177 – Field Methods in Physical Geography
  10. Geography 199 – Independent Research in Geography (prior approval required)
Notes and requirements:
  1. All courses must be taken for a letter grade with a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor;
  2. Each upper division course must be completed with a grade of C or better;
  3. Geography 199 (Independent Research) must be taken as a 4 unit, letter graded course;
  4. At least 20 units applied toward this minor must count only toward this minor and may not overlap with any other major or minor;
  5. No more than two upper division courses may overlap between the student's major and this minor.