Minor in Planning and GIS

The Geography-Anthropology program offers a Minor in Planning and GIS. This minor focuses on augmenting cutting edge GIS and remote sensing skills and applying these to analyze land use and environmental planning problems and issues.

The Minor in Planning and GIS consists of a minimum of 16 credits. No grades of D will be counted toward fulfillment of the major or minor requirements:

Required courses:

  • GEO 305/GEO 505/GEO 605 Remote Sensing
  • GEO 308/ GEO 508/ GEO 608 GIS Applications I
  • GEO 209 Introduction to Land Use Planning or,
  • ESP 200 Environmental Planning

  • Choice of one from:
    • GEO 338/GEO 538/ GEO 638 Independent Study in GIS
    • GEO 340/GEO 540/GEO 640 Digital Mapping
    • GEO 408/GEO 518/GEO 618 GIS Applications II
    • GEO 445/GEO 545/GEO 645 Drone Mapping
    • GEO 448/GEO 548/GEO 648 GIS Internship
  • Choice of one from:
    • GEO 203 Urban & Regional Development
    • GEO 303/503 Economic Geography
    • GEO 320/GEO 520 Conservation of Natural Resources,
    • GEO 455/555 Gender, Race and Class in the City
    • ESP 308 Global Environmental Problems & Sustainability
    • ESP 220 Introduction to Environmental Policy
    • ESP 305 Community Planning Workshop