Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor requirements for Geography majors:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) MinorMore Information

Hours
Minor Courses
GY 420Remote Sensing I4
GY 430Intro Geographic Info Systems3
GY 430Intro Geographic Info Systems1
Select three of the following courses:12
Computr Mapping Graphics
GIS in Emergency Management
Remote Sensing II
Adv Geographic Info Syst
GIS for Transportation
Application Issues In Gis
GIS Programming
GIS in Biogeography
Total Hours20

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor requirements for non-Geography majors:

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) minor for non-majorsMore Information

Hours
Required Courses
GY 230Geographic Information Systems3
GY 420Remote Sensing I4
Select three of the following courses:12
Intro Geographic Info Systems
Computr Mapping Graphics
GIS in Emergency Management
Remote Sensing II
Adv Geographic Info Syst
GIS for Transportation
Application Issues In Gis
GIS Programming
GIS in Biogeography
Total Hours19

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six semester hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional Minor Requirements

The minor in geographic information systems is not open to geography majors in the geographic information techniques concentration (III). Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the Department of Geography for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.