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minor.jpgMinor in Geospatial Sciences (GSS) 19-20 Credits

Geospatial Sciences is used in a wide range of disciplines as a research tool, a decision-making tool, data analysis tool, and/or as a planning tool. One of the major components used in these analyses is Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software.

The Minor in Geospatial Sciences is a flexible undergraduate minor that allows students drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to acquire the necessary training in geospatial analysis to complement their area of study. Students will receive training in the use of Geographical Information System software and may choose from several electives to broaden their experience in geospatial sciences.  

Please click here for the requirements for the Minor in Geospatial Sciences (GSS):      
No more than two courses that are used to satisfy your major can be applied to this minor. 

  • No more than one three-credit course in the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option.
  • All courses used toward the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 19 - 20 credits.

Please Note: A maximum of three credits of GSS 487 Geospatial Science Research and/or GSS 488 Geospatial Science Internship may be applied to the minor and a maximum of three credits of GEO 347, GSS 355 or MAR 334 may be applied toward the minor.

Please click here to view the Checklist for the GSS Minor

Declaration of the Minor

Students should declare the Geospatial Sciences minor no later than the middle of their sophomore year, at which time they should consult with the minor Faculty Director to plan their course of study for fulfillment of the requirements.

For more information on GSS, please visit : Geospatial Sciences at Stony Brook

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