Minor in Geographical Information Systems

Pursue your studies in this specialized field of geography.

At Park University’s, our Minor in Geographical Information Systems is designed to prepare you for technology careers in fields such as natural sciences, social sciences and business. Geographical information systems is a computer-based method of collecting, managing, analyzing, modeling, and presenting geographic or spatial data. It can be used to route emergency vehicles through communities, develop location-specific emergency warning systems, choose the best location for a business to open a new franchise and more.

Locations & Learning Options

As you pursue a Minor in Geographical Information Systems, you will be able to take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. You may also take classes online.

The Geographical Information Systems Minor requires a minimum of 21 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

 

  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

GIS MINOR – 21 HOURS , 2.0 GPA

GGP 270 Spatial Analysis

-OR- …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

NS 220 Applied Statistics & Experimental Design

GGP 330 Cartography ……………………………………….. 3 cr.

GGP 335 Remote Sensing ………………………………….. 3 cr.

GGP 350 GIS I …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

GGP 355 GIS II ……………………………………………….. 3 cr.

GGP 450 Internship in GIS ………………………………… 3 cr.

IS 205 Managing Information Systems ……………… 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 21 cr.

Gain the specialized knowledge you need for a career in geographical information systems.

With the Geographical Information Systems Minor from Park University, you’ll learn the theoretical, conceptual, and practical aspects of the collection, storage, analysis, and display of spatial data.

Careers

Our programs will prepare you for careers including:

  • Urban Planner
  • Cartographer
  • Geographical Information Systems Data Analyst
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Program Highlights

Students who pursue a Minor in Geographical Information Systems will take courses in spatial analysis, cartography, remote sensing and managing information systems. As a student in this program, you will have the opportunity to apply your skills and gain real-world experience with required laboratory computer projects and an internship in geographical information systems.

Faculty

The Geographical Information Systems faculty at Park University are leaders in their fields, and are committed to your academic and professional development.


 

Mr. David Fox

Instructor of Geography
david.fox@park.edu

Related programs

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.