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University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Geographic Information Systems Minor

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an innovative and exciting field of study that combines information systems, mapping (digital cartography), and spatial analysis. The GIS minor provides students with the geographical (spatial) and technical background to pursue a career, or further study, in GIS. A background in computers, especially computer programming (i.e. Python Basic) and database management, also is recommended.

GIS provides a wealth of opportunities for people with training. GIS can be applied to any field of study as an analytical or research tool. However, graduates with a GIS background have a competitive advantage and students of GIS easily find starting positions with government agencies or private firms. Individuals with greater experience can attain very attractive salaries and interesting and exciting careers.

Minor Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
FOR 242 Map and Airphoto Interpretation 3 credits
GEO 103 Intro to Global Positioning Systems 1 credit
GEO 280 GIS Applications I 4 credits
GEO 380 GIS Applications II 4 credits
  Electives (COS or GEO) 6 credits
Total 18 credits

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