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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Minor

Degree Check Sheet:  GIS Minor - 2019-2020

The GIS Minor gives students an opportunity to develop skills in geospatial data development, analysis, and visualization that can be applied to myriad disciplines where location data is important to decision-making. Many disciplines dealing with people, resources, planning, and design benefit from an understanding of spatial data. Students must complete each course with a grade of “C-” or better.

Required Courses 

  • GIS 1220 – Introduction to Geospatial Sciences Credits: 3
  • GIS 2250 – Geographic Information Systems Credits: 3
  • GIS 3250 – Cartography Credits: 3
  • GIS 4850 – Spatial Modeling in Raster Credits: 4
  • OR
  • GIS 4860 – GIS Applications Credits: 4
  • Subtotal: 13 credits

Elective Courses

Students are required to select at least 8 hours from the list below.

  • GIS 2710 – Global Positioning Systems Credits: 2 *
  • GIS 3000- 4999 GIS Upper Division Courses
  • Subtotal: 8 credits
  • Total for Minor: 21 credits
  • Course requires additional prerequisites or corequisites


NOTE: Depending on the Catalog year of your degree, the requirements may vary. The best source of information is the MSU Denver Catalog. Be sure to switch to your degree year.

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