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GIS Minor

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UDVL courses train students from across the UIC campus in the application of geospatial technologies. Students learn to analyze complex and interrelated data sources and create relevant and appealing visual representations that communicate meaningful information for decision-making. UDVL offers a 12-credit graduate certificate in Geospatial Analysis and Visualization (GSAV) for students pursuing in-depth data analysis and design skills, and a series of two undergraduate classes for the GIS Minor. Course offerings, Graduate Certificates, and Minors are offered within the Department of Urban Planning and Policy

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The Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides students in many disciplines the opportunity to gain a further understanding of basic GIS concepts and mapmaking techniques relevant to all disciplines. The minor is open to students from any college or major with sophomore standing who are not on academic probation.

Required Courses as of Spring 2024 (12 credit hours in total):

  1. GEOG 100 Concepts in Geography or US/GEOG 208 Mapping the Urban: Cartography and its Alternatives. 3 credit hours
  2. US 261: Mapping, Data, and Geographic Information Systems. 3 credit hours
  3. US 361: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems I. 3 credit hours
  4. UPP 461: Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy. 3 credit hours