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Applied Geographic Information System (GIS)

UW-Superior's GIS minor is intended to serve students who are majoring in biology, transportation, social sciences, educations, computer science, political science, history, geography, and others. The Applied GIS minor has been designed to meet this growing demand and it designed by professional to graduate professionals in this field.The Applied GIS minor is being launched at UWSupeiror to bring students quickly up to speed on the technology. It's mainly designed to help the students of different disciplines learn and acquire advanced technical skills that they can immediately apply in the workplace.

Minor: Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Let's talk Applied GIS 
  • The GIS program allows you to learn and gain first-hand experience with the most up-to-date tools and techniques available in the field of GIS today. 
  • We use advanced hardware and software for the GIS teaching, including the 22-PC Pentium IV. 
  • All GIS students will complete a class project in each course using realworld data, often for local businesses, government agencies, or ongoing research in their field of expertise. 
  • Many trained students have been able to submit their projects and findings at professional conferences and undergraduate research symposia at UW-Superior and at other UW System campuses.

What can you do with a degree in Applied GIS from UW-Superior? 

More than 300,000 organizations in the USA use this modern technology in more than 40 industries. Almost one million professionals use GIS all over the world; around 50 % of them are in the USA. The market demand for people with GIS background in the world and particularly in the USA is increasing. GIS technology is used in many different disciplines including: 

  • Agriculture 
  • Business 
  • Education 
  • Engineering 
  • Humanities 
  • Law 
  • Libraries 
  • Natural Resource Management 
  • Natural Sciences 
  • Physical Sciences 
  • Public Health and Medicine 
  • Social Sciences

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