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Computational Geospatial Science (Minor)

Saint Louis University’s minor in computational geospatial science teaches you the theories and skills needed to clean, map and draw inference from data that can be mapped. The minor can help prepare you for a career in government, academia or the private sector.

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Minor in Computational Geospatial Science

One of the United States' fastest-growing industries, computational geospatial science incorporates data and mapping to examine real-world problems and find solutions.

This minor requires 15 credit hours and is offered through the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences.


Core Courses:

  • SOC 4650: Introduction to GIS
  • SOC 4660: Intermediate GIS
  • SOC 4670: Spatial Demography

Additionally, you will choose two elective courses. Some options for those electives are:

  • SOC 4640: Social Demography
  • SOC 4680: Forensic GIS
  • SOC 4700: Applied Spatial Analysis
Internships and Careers

With an understanding of computational geospatial science, graduates who have minored in computational geospatial science can find jobs in local and federal governments, police departments, research marketing, military intelligence, environmental science, the federal reserve and corporations.


Faculty members involved with SLU’s computational geospatial science minor are highly-regarded in their fields and actively engaged in research and teaching.

Tuition and Fees

Saint Louis University takes pride in being one of Barron's Best Buys in College Education and Kiplinger's Best Values in Private Colleges.

For information regarding the upcoming academic year’s tuition rate, fees and financial aid, visit SLU Financial Services.

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