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.

To earn a minor in Geographic Information Science (GIS), you must complete a minimum of 18 credits, at least 9 of them at the 300- level or above taken in residence at UWM. The College requires that students attain at least a 2.000 GPA on all credits in the minor, including any transfer work.


Total Credits Required

18 credits

Required Courses
  • Geog 215 - Introduction to Geographic Information Science, 3 credits
  • Geog 525 - Geographic Information Science, 4 credits
  • Geog 698 - GIS/Cartography Internship, 3 credits
Two of the Following Four Courses are required (8 Credits)
  • Geog 403 - Remote Sensing: Environmental and Land Use Analysis, 4 credits
  • Geog 405 - Cartography, 4 credits
  • Geog 547 - Spatial Analysis, 4 credits
  • Geog 625 - Intermediate Geographic Information Science, 4 credits