Geographic Information Systems

Study geography, math, image processing, maps and 3D scenes and you've only scratched the surface of GIS.

Degree Options Minor
Locations Lewiston

GIS is used as an inquiry-driven, problem-solving, standards-based set of tasks that incorporates fieldwork and provides career pathways that are increasingly in demand. It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes. ​With this unique capability, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations — helping users make smarter decisions. It helps students think critically, use real data, and connects them to their own community. This minor is designed to provide students with a highly marketable skill set for their future career and job prospects. Students in the following majors should consider this minor: Biology, Business, History, Social Sciences, and Information Technology.

Related Careers

  • Environmental scientist, $73,230
  • Conservation scientist, $64,020
  • Forester, $63,980
  • Survey and map technician, $46,200
  • Geographer, $85,430
  • Cartographer/photogrammetrist, $68,380
  • Drafters and engineering technicians, $58,900

Career data and salary information is from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

“Lewis-Clark State College helped me prepare for graduate school in many ways. The professors were extremely helpful in getting me research experience as well as some teaching experience ... The small campus allowed a more intimate learning experience which made me feel comfortable learning a multitude of disciplines, mainly chemistry and biology. This diversified my knowledge which I have found useful in graduate school.” - Kayla Johnson ‘15

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