Environmental Studies Concentration

Geospatial scientists make important contributions to both the prevention and remediation of environmental problems, from waste management to species conservation. The Environmental Studies concentration provides students with training in environmental challenges related to land use, water resources, climate, biogeography, and environmental regulation in addition to a foundation in GIS. From this interdisciplinary lens, students will learn how to address contemporary issues and build a sustainable future for our community and planet. Required courses.




GIS, Remote Sensing & Data Analytics Concentration

The GIS, Remote Sensing and Data Analytics concentration provides students with essential mapping, GIS, remote sensing, and geospatial analysis skills. The program emphasizes the development of skills in:

  1. Geospatial Technologies:
    1. Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    2. Remote Sensing
    3. Global Positioning Systems
  2. Cartography and Data Visualization
  3. Cutting-edge surveying and mapping techniques:
    1. LIDAR
    2. Total Station - surveying and topographic mapping
    3. Unmanned Airborne Vehicles - Drones
  4. Computer applications and programming.

Requirements are 15-16 hours of Geospatial Science and 15-17 semester hours to be selected from courses listed in art, mathematics, computer science, and English. Required courses.