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Department of Geography and Geographic Information Sciences

Minor in GIS

GIS Minor Requirements
The minor in GIS is comprised of 18 credit hours. Students must earn a letter grade of C or better for all minor coursework. The minor is open to students from any major, however the specific course requirements for Geography majors are different than those for non-Geography majors, as described below.

Requirements for Geography Majors:
Students majoring in geography must complete 9 credit hours of required coursework and at least 9 credit hours of electives. (Please note that majors must complete an additional 300- or 400-level course to fulfill the techniques requirement for the major.)
Required Courses: GEOG 418, GEOG 422, GEOG 424
Electives: 9 credit hours with the approval of the GIS minor advisor

Requirements for All Other Majors:
Students not majoring in geography must complete 12 credit hours of required coursework and at least 6 credit hours of elective coursework.
Required courses: GEOG 320, GEOG 418, GEOG 422, GEOG 424
Electives: 6 credit hours with the approval of the GIS minor advisor

Elective courses include the following: GEOG 322, GEOG 419, GEOG 420, GEOG 421, GEOG 423, GEOG 425, GEOG 427 (GIS-related only), GEOG 431, GEOG 432, GEOG 454 (GIS-topics only)
Other courses not listed here can be used toward the minor with the approval of the GIS Minor Advisor.

GIS Minor Advisor: Dr. Randall Pearson (email: rapears@siue.edu / phone: 650-5778)

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