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Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Fitzgerald House, Room 211
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608
saswcj@oakland.edu

Social Work
Fitzgerald House, Room 223
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
devoogd@oakland.edu

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work & Criminal Justice

Fitzgerald House, Room 211
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)
(248) 370-2420
fax: (248) 370-4608
saswcj@oakland.edu

Social Work
Fitzgerald House, Room 223
614 Pioneer Dr.
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(248) 370-2371
devoogd@oakland.edu

Dr. Jon Carroll flying an agricultural drone in Malawi, Africa.

Applied Geographic Information Science

The Minor in Applied Geographic Information Science (GIScience) provides a framework to understand theories, methods and techniques associated with geospatial technologies. Students learn to apply GIScience and spatial technologies in real-world situations through a choice of directed study, fieldwork or internship opportunities.

Photo Above: Dr. Jon Carroll uses a drone to assess agricultural crop health in Malawi, Africa

Complete the Core Courses:

  • AN 3800 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (4)
  • AN 3801 - Principles of Cartography (4)
  • AN 3802 - Remote Sensing (RS) Using Aerial and Satellite Imagery (4)

Select one topical elective from the following list:

  • AN 3803 - Spatial Data Modeling and Analysis (4)
  • ENV 4520 - Geographic Information System Analysis for Sustainability (4)
  • PS 3850 - Geographic Information System Analysis for Sustainability (4)
  • CRJ 3351 - Geography of Crime (4)

Select one applied elective from the following list:

  • AN 3581 - Archaeological Field School (4 OR 8)
  • AN 3995 - Directed Geospatial Research (4)
  • AN 4950 - Internship in Applied Geographic Information Science (4)

If a topical course related to your major is not listed, talk to us about appropriate substitutes.

Email Dr. Jon CarrollAssociate Professor of Anthropology, Coordinator, Applied GIScience Minor for more information.