Meet some of our students & alumni in the Spatial Studies minor
The USC Dornsife interdisciplinary Spatial Studies minor can leverage the impact you have with any major of your choice. With this minor, you can use spatial thinking, analysis, modeling, and mapping skills to interpret and present information, especially complex data, in any discipline and career path. Link spatial competency with majors in architecture, business, engineering, health, the humanities, journalism, the sciences, public policy, and the social sciences to stand out in the marketplace and in graduate studies.
The Spatial Studies minor requires a minimum of 20 units, consisting of one lower-division elective, three required courses, and an upper-division elective.
LOWER DIVISION ELECTIVES (4 UNITS)
REQUIRED COURSES (12 UNITS)
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVES (4 UNITS)
1. Learn how geographically referenced data can be gathered and organized to support a large number and variety of collaborative projects.
2. Learn how to perform spatial analysis and modeling to create new knowledge across a variety of disciplines and application domains.
3. Learn how to make maps that synthesize and communicate new knowledge about places and people.
Research and Conference Opportunities
Work with world-class faculty from the USC Dornsife College of Letters. Whether in the studio, lab, or in the field, Spatial Studies minors benefit from unique faculty collaborations and an interdisciplinary approach that mark the emergence of the spatial sciences as one of the leading enabling disciplines in the 21st century.
Spatial Studies minors conduct research on complex social and environmental issues and can present their research at symposia and conferences.
Spatial Studies Minor Advisement
Talk with Dr. Laura Loyola, Director of Undergraduate Studies, Spatial Sciences Institute about how a Spatial Studies minor can enhance your graduate school and career options. E-mail her or call her at (213) 740-5612.