What You'll Learn While Earning a Minor in Geographic Information Systems
Marietta’s GIS program is taught through an interdisciplinary approach, so the minor complements academic concentrations from Arts & Humanities to Natural Sciences.
Dedicated faculty in the History, Geology and Biology departments teach courses in GIS mapping & analysis, geography, and statistics, and challenge students through hands-on, real-world projects that address common geographic issues.
Liberal Arts Education
Students pursuing a GIS minor also take elective courses in computer science, graphic design, marketing, or political science, and complete a related internship or a demonstration of a capstone research project.
- Does the department accept AP credit toward the minor?
The department recognizes the accomplishments of students who have AP credit in geography. Any student who scores a 4 in AP Human Geography will get credit for HIST 220.
- Will I be required to complete an internship for the minor?
Yes, it is a requirement. However, a student may substitute a capstone project with demonstrated use of GIS with approval of the GIS Director.