The minor in Geospatial Information Science for Natural Resources provides students with fundamental geospatial skills in natural resource science and management. Geographic information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing are key tools for the 21st century workforce.

This minor is designed for students desiring to gain technical skills and to increase their employment potential in an applied area. The minor in Geospatial Information Science has a broad interdisciplinary appeal due to the ability to adapt and use these technologies in many disciplines.

Effective Fall 2019

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Lower Division
CS 152Introduction to Programming (CS0)-Python2
GR 220Mapping, Cartography, and Spatial Thinking3
Required Upper Division
NR 322Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
NR 323/GR 323Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation3
NR 423Applications of Global Positioning Systems1
NR 426Programming for GIS I2
Required Upper Division Applications – select one course from the following:3-4
Wildlife Habitat Use and Management
GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management
Independent Study 1
Upper Division Electives2-3
Land Change Science and Remote Sensing
Programming for GIS II
Applications in Conservation Planning
Seminar on GIS and Remote Sensing Applications
Independent Study 1
Integrated Planning for Conservation
Program Total Credits21-22