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|Requirements for the Minor||18|
Requirements for the Minor
A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor, as specified by Senate Policy 59-10.
|Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|GEOG 463||Geospatial Information Management||3|
|IST 110||Information, People and Technology||3|
|IST 210||Organization of Data||3|
|IST 220||Networking and Telecommunications||3|
|Additional Courses: Require a grade of C or better|
|Select 6 credits of the following:||6|
|Dynamic Cartographic Representation|
|Advanced Spatial Analysis|
|GIS Programming and Software Development|
|Computational Materials Science and Engineering|
|Application of Computers to Meteorology|
|Computer Methods of Meteorological Analysis and Forecasting|
The objectives of the university’s academic advising program are to help advisees identify and achieve their academic goals, to promote their intellectual discovery, and to encourage students to take advantage of both in-and out-of class educational opportunities in order that they become self-directed learners and decision makers.
Both advisers and advisees share responsibility for making the advising relationship succeed. By encouraging their advisees to become engaged in their education, to meet their educational goals, and to develop the habit of learning, advisers assume a significant educational role. The advisee’s unit of enrollment will provide each advisee with a primary academic adviser, the information needed to plan the chosen program of study, and referrals to other specialized resources.
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Students earning the Information Sciences and Technology for Earth and Mineral Sciences minor learn a wide range of computational, research, and analytical skills that are highly valued by employers. Students earning this minor are very competitive for jobs in all levels of government, nonprofit organizations, and industry.
Students earning the Information Sciences and Technology for Earth and Mineral Sciences minor are well positioned to find employment with diverse organizations spanning business, government, and nonprofit sectors. Such organizations may include (but are not limited to): AccuWeather; BAE Systems; Boeing; Chevron; Esri; Federal Emergency Management Agency; Hess; NASA; National Center for Atmospheric Research; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; SAIC; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; U.S. Census Bureau; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; local, regional, and state agencies; environmental and engineering consulting firms; energy companies; and humanitarian organizations.
Opportunities for Graduate Studies
A minor in Information Sciences and Technology for Earth and Mineral Sciences is useful for students who are interested in pursuing graduate degrees in the computational, environmental, and social sciences. Alumni enter graduate and professional studies in a variety of programs, including (but not limited to) atmospheric sciences, geosciences, engineering, geography, environmental sciences, geographic information sciences, information technology, environmental informatics, business administration, and supply chain management. They sometimes begin graduate or professional programs directly after finishing undergraduate studies, but often get several years' work experience before returning to school, either full or part-time.