Geographical Information Track

If you take the Geographical Information track, you will specialize in Geographic Information Science (GIS). GIS means working with spatial data, which is useful in many fields, including urban planning, environmental analysis, cartography, retail and real estate, health, and military intelligence.

To finish your degree with the GIS track, you need to take the geography core curriculum (with Geography 525 for requirement (f), upper-level techniques), and the following:

  • Geog 625 – Intermediate Geographic Information Science, 4 credits
  • Two upper-level techniques courses (in addition to Geog 525) for 7-8 credits: Choose from:
    • Geog 403 – Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
    • Geog 405 – Cartography
    • Geog 437 – Qualitative Analysis
    • Geog 547 – Spatial Analysis
  • Geog 698 – GIS/Cartography Internship, 3 credits
    Requirements (PDF), Approval Form (Word) – Please see our Internship FAQ for more information.