Information Sciences and Technology for Earth and Mineral Sciences, Minor

Program Code: ISEMS_UMNR

Program Requirements

Requirement Credits
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
Prescribed Courses: Require a grade of C or better
GEOG 463Geospatial Information Management3
IST 110Information, People and Technology Keystone/General Education Course3
IST 210Organization of Data3
IST 220Networking and Telecommunications3
Additional Courses
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
Reservoir Modeling

Academic Advising

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.

READ SENATE POLICY 32-00: ADVISING POLICY

University Park

Jodi Vender
Undergraduate Advising Coordinator
305 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-863-5730
advising@geog.psu.edu

Career Paths

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.

Careers

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.

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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.

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Contact

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DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY
302 Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802
814-865-3433

geography@psu.edu

http://www.geog.psu.edu