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Geographic Information Systems (Minor)

About the Program

The geographic information systems (GIS) minor allows students to gain the depth needed for many of the jobs available today requiring knowledge of spatial analysis and geographic data processing capabilities. GIS applications are found in many fields; such as business planning and operations management, epidemiology, criminology, land use planning and economic development, environmental management and conservation, military operations, emergency management, infrastructure management, transportation planning, operations and management, and library sciences. The list goes on. The GIS minor provides students in any discipline the background and skills to use the technology to support decisions in their field of interest.

About the Geography and Planning Department

A213 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6216
Fax: (716) 878-4009

Program Requirements

Total Credit Hours: 18 credits

Required Courses (9 credits)
GEG/PLN 325 Maps and Mapmaking using GIS
GEG 425 Fundamentals of GIS
GEG 429 Advanced Topics in GIS

Choose three from the following (9 cr):
CIS 151 Computer-Based Information Processing I
GEG 405 Urban Analysis Using GIS
GEG 418 Remote Sensing
GEG 427 Corporate Applications in GIS
GEG 428 Environmental Assessment and Planning Applications in GIS
GEG 485 Interactive and Web-based mapping

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