GeoSpatial Analysis (GSA) refers to geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing applied to documenting, mapping, interpreting, and managing natural and cultural resources. An interdisciplinary minor in geospatial analysis could be used in combination with any undergraduate B.A. or B.S. major. This minor is especially recommended to enhance majors in biological, physical, and social sciences, as well as mathematics and computer science.
REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR:
RECOMMENDED ELECTIVE COURSES FOR THE MINOR:
Biological science courses:
EB 409 Environmental Biology Projects, EB 480/481 Ecology/Lab, GB 510/511 Aquatic Biology/Lab, EB 536/537 Wildlife Management/Lab, GB 539 Soil Science and Lab, BO 748 Range Management and Lab, ZO 774/775 Fisheries Management/Lab, and EB 798/799 Limnology/Laboratory.
Mathematics and computer science courses:
CS 215 Elements of Computer Science, CS 220 Introduction to Computer Science, CS 250 Programming and Problem Solving with Pascal, MA 240 Discrete Mathematics, MA 291 Mathematical Modeling, MA 341 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, CS 340 Algorithms and Data Structures I, and MA 764 Regression Analysis.
Physical sciences courses:
ES 319 Meteorology, ES 331 Ice Age Environments, ES 333 Environmental Geology, CH 506 Environmental Chemistry, ES 518 Space Science, ES 545 Geomorphology, ES 546 Field Geomorphology, GO 571 Geohydrology, ES 771 Remote Sensing, and ES 775 Advanced Image Processing.
Social sciences courses:
GE 254 Physical Geography, GE 272 Geography of Resource Development, GE 353 Conservation of Natural Resources, GE 365 World Regional Climatology, GE 451 Practicum in Land Use Planning, GE 515 Urban Geography, and GE 525 Rural Geography.
Note: some of these courses require prerequisites in the discipline; consult your advisor or ESU catalog.
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