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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Admission Requirements

University of Houston-Clear Lake's College of Human Science and Humanities wants to help you reach your educational goals. Discover the admissions requirements that will let you become the next UHCL Hawk.



Degree Requirements

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. 


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Cost Information

Investigate the direction of your future with this look into the prospective costs of a degree from UHCL.


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Deadlines for Applying

  • Freshman Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority - February 1
    Final - August 1

  • Spring

    Priority - September 1
    Final - December 1


  • Transfer Deadlines
  • Spring 2018
    Priority – January 4
    Final – January 16
  • Summer 2018
    Priority Deadline (Summer I and II)– May 22
    Final (Summer I) – June 5
    Final (Summer II) – July 9
  • Fall 2018
    Priority – August 13
    Final – August 27

Summer I and II Priority Application deadline for undergraduate transfer, former and non-degree seeking undergraduate/graduate students. Students who apply after this date must submit all required documentation with their paper application in the Office of Admissions and will be processed for late registration.
  • International Deadlines
  • Fall

    Priority – March 1
    Final  – June 1

  • Spring*

    Priority – August 1
    Final – November 1

  • Summer

    Priority – February 1
    Final – April 1

*The application deadline for Spring 2018 Undergraduate applicants has been extended to December 13, 2017. Students who are in the U.S. and interested in applying for the Spring 2018 semester should contact dumbre@uhcl.edu for the application and application requirements. Students will not be able to apply online for the Spring 2018 semester.

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

Freshman will not be accepted for Summer semester


Locations

  University of Houston-Clear Lake
 

University of Houston-Clear Lake

2700 Bay Area Blvd
Houston, TX 77058
Phone: 281-283-7600

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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 Behavioral 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.


Minor in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Faculty

Jeff Lash
Jeff Lash

Jeff Lash

Associate Professor of Geography,
Human Sciences and Humanities

Contact number: 281-283-3417
Email: Lash@uhcl.edu
Office: SSB2109.02

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