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Option Landscape Analysis Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Natural Resources - College of Forestry

Also available via Ecampus.

This option prepares students to work with Geographic Information Science technology in a natural resource field such as wildfire ecology, land use planning, forestry, ecological restoration, and more. The pairing of the technical skills of GIScience with a disciplinary knowledge in a natural resource area will prepare students for the practical application of technical skills in the real world.

In addition, this specialty option will allow students to earn the GIScience Undergraduate Certificate through the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences concurrently with their BS degree through the College of Forestry. The student will apply to the GIS Certificate Program as well as the Natural Resources Program.

Students should contact Kuuipo Walsh (, GIScience Certificate Program Director, to enroll in the GIScience Certificate Program.

No S/U grades are accepted for the GEO courses that are counted for the GIS Certificate.

Minimum of 40 credits with 20 credits upper division required.

Measurements (4 credits)

FE 208. Forest Surveying (4)

Geographic Information Science Required Courses (16 credits)

GEOG 201. *Foundations of Geospatial Science and GIS (4)
GEOG 360. GIScience I: Geographic Information Systems and Theory (4)
GEOG 370. Geovisualization: Cartography (4)
GEOG 480. Remote Sensing I: Principles and Applications (4)

Geographic Information Science Electives

Select 2 courses from below (6–8 credits):
CE 413. GIS In Water Resources (3)
CROP/HORT 414. Precision Agriculture (4)
ECE 468. Digital Image Processing (3)
ENSC 410. Environmental Science Internship (4)
   or FOR 410. Internship (4)
   or GEO 410. Internship (4)
   or GEOG 410. Internship (4)
FE 209. Forest Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (4)
FE 310. Forest Route Surveying (4)
FE 423. Unmanned Aircraft System Remote Sensing (3)
FW 303. Survey of Geographic Information Systems in Natural Resource (3)
GEOG 361. GIScience II: Analysis and Applications (4)
GEOG 371. Geovisualization: Web Mapping (4)
GEOG 451. Planning Principles and Practices for Resilient Communities (4)
GEOG 462. GIScience III: Programming for Geospatial Analysis (4)
GEOG 463. GIScience IV: Spatial Modeling (4)
GEOG 464. Geospatial Perspectives on Intelligence, Security, and Ethics (3)
GEOG 472. Geovisualization: Geovisual Analytics (3)
GEOG 481. Remote Sensing II: Digital Image Processing (4)
RNG 430. Applied GIS in Rangeland Science (4)
SOIL 468. Soil Landscape Analysis (4)

Natural Resource Electives (12–14 credits minimum)

Total=40 minimum


* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)

Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Option Code: 689

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