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  Dec 14, 2017
2015-2016 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Systems Minor

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Offered by: Cal Poly Pomona, University Interdisciplinary Programs

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The interdisciplinary GIS Minor was created for Cal Poly Pomona students whose majors include engineering, business, design, science, urban planning, education, agriculture, social sciences, and humanities in an effort to create a GIS-literate campus. The minor serves students who are interested in the application of GIS to their area of knowledge, or who seek to develop their skills in GIS-related areas. GIS technology offers new and powerful ways of combining data, mapping and spatial analysis to support research, management and policy-making. GIS users are trained in spatial modeling and know how to manipulate digital data, create databases, and streamline applications.

Components of the program include: data acquisition and manipulation; development of spatial thinking and visualization skills; creation of models and use of analytic methods; task automation and model building; problem solving using applied GIS technology; learning to create effective output; process management; GIS theory and ethics; and an interdisciplinary focus.

For more information students may contact Erin Questad, the Interdisciplinary GIS Minor Coordinator, at


All GIS minors must take at least 12 units outside of their Major in order to be awarded the GIS Minor.

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