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Geographic Information Systems Minor (GIS)

Department of Geography, 202 Farrah Hall
www.as.ua.edu/geography
geography@as.ua.edu

Admission into the minor. Students are expected to declare a minor formally. With the assistance of an advisor in the minor department, students should complete the “Declaration of Minor” form before or during the third year of full-time enrollment.

Grade point average. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.

Minor courses. The minor in geographic information systems requires the successful completion of the following 20 semester hours:

CoursesHours
GY 204 4
GY 330 4
GY 420 4
GY 430 4
GY 436 or GY 438 4
Total 20

Upper-level residency. A minimum of 6 semester hours of 300- or 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary courses. This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional minor requirements. Geography majors are ineligible for this minor. Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, college, major, and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an advisor in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisors are also available for additional assistance with minor, college, and University requirements.

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