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Undergraduate Minor in Geotechnology


The undergraduate minor in geotechnologies is intended for those who are majoring in any undergraduate university degree program at ISU. The minor provides training in the core geotechnologies: GIS, remote sensing, and GPS, plus electives in computational geography, information technology, cartography, and other related areas.

Admission & Completion of Program

To receive a minor in Geotechnology, you must be in good standing and enrolled in an academic undergraduate program at ISU.  Enroll in "Principles of GIS (GEOL 4403/5503)" as soon as possible and meet with an advisor to plan your Program_of_Study

  • Principles of GIS
  • Advanced GIS
  • GPS Applications in Research
  • Geotechnology Seminar
  • Remote Sensing

 -- Plus 5 elective credits to equal a total of 19 credits.

In your final semester file your Program_of_Study with the Department of Geosciences and file your "Application to Graduate" with the Graduate School.  The minor is awarded at the same time your undergraduate major degree. Nine (9) credits may be shared between the geotechnologies minor and your major degree program.

GEOL 4403,4403L Principles of Geographic Information Systems, and Lab 3 cr
GEOL 4404 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3 cr
GEOL 4407 Global Positioning Applications in Research 3 cr
GEOL 4408 Geotechnology Seminar or BIOL 4418 Ecological Topics 2 cr
GEOL 4409 Remote Sensing 3 cr
Electives (at least 5 credits)  
GEOL 4427 Information Technology for GIS 3 cr
GEOL 4428 Programming for GIS 3 cr
GEOL 4480 Special Topics in GIS 1-3 cr
GEOL 4481 Geotechnology Internship 1-3 cr
GEOL 4482 Independent Problems & Studies in Geology 1-3 cr


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