Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Where Data Collection and Creativity Meet
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists and mapping technicians is expected to grow 19 percent through 2018. With a minor in Geographic Information Systems from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, you can meet the increasing demand for fast, accurate and complete geographic information for emerging businesses that are being transformed by new technology and require employees who possess the technical skill set to remain current.
Advantages of a Minor in Geographic Information Systems
Your study of GIS will provide interdisciplinary outlook to your studies, especially
if you have career aspirations in business, government or higher education. This minor
is perfectly suited for students who are technologically competent but also solution-oriented,
as you study and apply the crucial theories, methodologies and technology driving
contemporary GIS. It will also complement a range of majors, including geology, environmental
science, history and more.
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- How to Apply as a Freshman Student
- How to Apply as a Transfer Student
- How to Apply as an International Student
This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate
from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help
you complete the requirements of this degree.
This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.Geographic Information Systems Minor
Deadlines for Applying
- Freshman Deadlines
Priority - July 15
Final - August 1
Priority - November 1
Final - December 1
Priority - March 1
Final (Summer Session I & II) - May 1
- Transfer Deadlines
Spring 2024Priority - December 1
Final - January 8
Returning UHCL Students - January 10
Summer 2024Priority - May 1
Summer I Final - May 22
Summer II Final - June 28
Fall 2024Priority - August 1
Final - August 12
Returning UHCL Students - August 14
- International Deadlines
Deadline - May 1
Deadline - October 1
Deadline - April 1
For more information regarding deferring your application, please visit Deferring International Admission.
Students interested in qualifying for scholarships &/or applying for visas outside the U.S. should apply and submit the application documents/test scores by the priority deadline
*International freshmen applicants will not be accepted for Summer semester.
Accreditations and Distinctions
The College of Human Sciences and Humanities holds a number of specialized accreditations, including accreditations and approval from the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education; the Association for Behavior Analysis International; the National Association of School Psychologists. The Council on Social Work Education has also accredited our bachelor’s degree in social work. Our Fitness and Human Performance curriculum has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for preparing students to successfully enter into the career field. The Human Factors Certificate and Applied Cognitive Psychology Program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.