If you like technology and are interested in solving social and environmental problems, a minor in geographic information science (GISc) may be right for you.

At Ball State, we have a leading-edge GISc lab and you will have immersive learning opportunities where you will use your knowledge in real-world situations.

This minor complements majors in:

What You Will Learn

In this minor, you will learn how to visualize geographic information in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends

You will learn to use computer software for:

  • cartography
  • remote sensing
  • GIS

Program Requirements

This program consists of 15 credits of coursework in GISc topics, including remote sensing, cartography, GIS analysis, and more.


If you want to learn more about this minor, contact Adam Berland.

Total Credits: 15


A few of the classes you will take may include:

  • GEOG 265 Introduction to GIS
  • GEOG 433 Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data
  • GEOG 436 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • GEOG 444 Advanced Cartography and Visualization of Spatial Data
  • GEOG 445 GIS Applications Design and Development

For a complete list of all courses and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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Enroll in this Minor

To enroll in this minor, contact your advisor.

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