Minor in GIS

The GIS minor is available to students who want to learn Geographic Information Science (GIS) without majoring in geography. 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.


The GIS minor requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of them at the 300 level or above taken in residence at UWM. The College of Letters & Science requires that students attain at least a 2.0 GPA on all credits in the minor attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.0 GPA on all minor credits attempted, including any transfer work. The following are required:

GEOG 215Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
GEOG 525Geographic Information Science4
GEOG 698GIS/Cartography Internship3
Select two of the following:8
Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis
Spatial Analysis
Intermediate Geographic Information Science
Total Credits18