Geographic Information Science and Technology - Minor

Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST) is used to solve problems associated with land administration, environment and natural resource management, planning and population studies, as well as traditional surveying and mapping applications. GIST uses GIS, remote sensing, and global positioning mapping to collect, analyze, and display spatial information.

GEOG 352/GEOL 352GNSS in the Geosciences3
GEOG 361Remote Sensing in Geosciences 14
GEOG 390Principles of Geographic Information Systems4
Select one of the following:4
GIS Programming
Digital Image Processing in the Geosciences
Advanced Topics in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) 2
Terrain Analysis and Mapping
Principles of Geocomputation
Total Semester Credit Hours15

General Requirements

  1. Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIST): minimum of 15 credits in the discipline at 300-400 level.
  2. Minimum of 6 credits must be taken in residence at either Texas A&M University or Texas A&M at Galveston.
  3. Students must meet with the department’s advisor for minor programs for approval of courses selected (any substitutions must be approved by the department head).
  4. Minimum cumulative GPR of 2.0 must be achieved for all courses in the minor.