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Minor in Geographic Information Technology

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment

If you have an interest in geography and technology, and would like to make that interest part of your education and future career path, SRU has a program for you. Through the Geographic Information Technology minor, you'll discover how to use tools and technologies like computer science, visualization, geographic information science, and remote sensing to examine landscapes and environments.

Why Choose Geographic Information Technology?

The Geographic Information Technology minor is a strong addition to your major area of study, increasing your value to future employers. This program provides hands-on learning with the latest technologies. You will also have the opportunity for supervised placement and field experience via an internship with government agencies, private companies, or environmental organizations.

What Will You Learn?

In this minor, you'll learn how to apply Geographic Information Systems (GIS) techniques in areas such as environmental monitoring and modeling, urban planning, and economic location. You'll also learn about methods of fieldwork, cartography, and remote sensing, and gain critical thinking skills essential for spatial problem solving.

Careers In Geographic Information Technology

GIS technology is being increasingly adopted across industries-from geological surveying and environmental science to mobile app development and manufacturing. That means there's a wide range of career opportunities where employers will value expertise in Geographic Information Systems. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts thousands of new GIS-related jobs will open up by 2020.

Clubs & Organizations

  • Geography, Geology, and the Environment Club
  • Gamma Theta Upsilon (student honorary society)