Geographic Techniques, Minor
GIS, GPS, Remote Sensing
The Geographic Techniques minor is a transdisciplinary applied minor offering expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), satellite and aerial remote sensing, computerized image processing and manipulation of large data sets. It allows for the analysis of complex geographic relationships, essential to understanding underlying social, political, and/or environmental processes.
PROGRAM OFFERINGS AT GRAND VALLEY
Students will complete a minimum of 25 credit hours and gain an enviable - and marketable - set of "smart" tools. This minor is skills-oriented and compliments a wide variety of majors.
- CIS 160 Programming with Visual Basic
- CIS 230 Hardware and Software
- GPY 200 Computer Cartography
- GPY 307 Introduction to Computer Mapping/Geographic Information Systems
- GPY 407 Advanced GIS
- CIS 162 Computer Science I
- CIS 260 Application Development in Visual Basic
- GPY 370 Introduction to Remote Sensing
- GPY 470 Digital Image Processing
- NRM 250 Resource Measurement and Maps
- NRM 395 GIS Applications in Resource Management
See catalog for the complete list of electives.
Our alumni have found rewarding careers such as:
- GIS analyst
- GIS database manager
- GIS designer
- Land-use analysts
- GIS manager
- GIS system developer
Read about our successful alums at www.gvsu.edu/geography/alumni-success-stories-34.htm/.
WHY STUDY GEOGRAPHIC TECHNIQUES AT GRAND VALLEY?
- An emerging field. Geospatial technology is one of the most important emerging fields in the United States according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
- Marketability. Geospatial technology offers top jobs in a wide variety of sectors.
- A competitive edge. Studying these "smart" technologies will give students an edge over peers in the job market.
- Flexibility. Any major combined with the geospatial technology creates a new hybrid skill set.
- Affordability. Students can achieve an additional GIS certificate with no extra financial cost.
For more information visit the GVSU Course Catalog.