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.
For more information on the minor including minor declaration events, please visit the department website.
Effective Fall 2023
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 152||Python for STEM||2|
|GR 220||Mapping, Cartography, and Spatial Thinking||3|
|Required Upper Division:|
|NR 319||Introduction to Geospatial Science||4|
|NR 323/GR 323||Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation||3|
|NR 423||Applications of Global Positioning Systems||1|
|NR 426||Programming for GIS I||2|
|Required Upper Division Applications – select one course from the following:||3-4|
|Spatial Ecology--Applications with R|
|GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management|
|Geospatial Project Design and Analysis|
|Independent Study 1|
|Upper Division Electives – select from the following courses to reach a minimum of 21 credits total for the minor||2-4|
|Mapping Diverse Perspectives in Conservation|
|Spatial Ecology--Applications with R 2|
|Wildlife Habitat Use and Management|
|Geodetic and Near-Surface Geophysical Methods|
|Land Change Science and Remote Sensing|
|GIS Applications in Natural Resource Management 2|
|Programming for GIS II|
|Geospatial Project Design and Analysis 2|
|Geospatial Field Methods in Natural Resources|
|Seminar--GIS and Remote Sensing Applications|
|Independent Study 1,2|
|Program Total Credits:||21|
NR 495 Independent Study must include geospatial applications and be approved by the minor advisor.
Can be counted if not used to fill "Required Upper Division Applications" category.