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USC Catalogue 2023-2024 
USC Catalogue 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOGUE]

GIS and Sustainability Science Minor

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Allen Hancock Foundation Building B55
(213) 740-5910
FAX: (213) 740-9687
Email: spatialsciences@dornsife.usc.edu

Director: John P. Wilson, PhD

The innovative Minor in GIS and Sustainability Science provides an interdisciplinary foundation for individuals to address environmental sustainability, among the most pressing challenges of our time. With an understanding of concepts of spatial sciences, including geographic information science, cartographic principles, spatial data acquisition and analysis, and techniques of programming and customization, students will be capable of analyzing and utilizing geospatial information linked with human and natural systems to understand how humans create stress on ecosystems and make informed decisions about how to alleviate stress or restore damaged ecosystems.

In the capstone course, students have the opportunity to explore their specific interests in greater depth as they design a geospatial technology project that contributes to one or more sustainable development goals at various scales and in locations around the globe.

Geospatial careers are among the fastest-growing in the U.S. and world today, and geospatial jobs are currently available in every industry and discipline in consulting firms, non-profit organizations, government agencies, and private-sector companies.

Lower Division Elective

Choose one of the following courses:

Capstone Course

Complete the following course after finishing core requirements:

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