Landscape Analysis Option
This option is available within the Natural Resources major at the following locations:
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 Geographic Information Science 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 Geographic Information Science Undergraduate Certificate Program to receive the GIS Certificate in conjunction with completion of the Landscape Analysis Option.
Students who wish to enroll in the GIScience Certificate Program should contact Kuuipo Walsh, GIScience Certificate Program Director, at email@example.com
Option Code: 689
Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the following learning outcomes:
- Describe ecological processes, including human impacts that influence ecosystem change, natural succession and the future sustainability of natural resources.
- Characterize natural resources and be able to quantify at least one of these resources.
- Envision desired future conditions in an area to achieve a set of natural resource-related objectives, prescribe management actions needed to achieve those objectives, and evaluate success of these actions.
- Describe how the use, management, and allocation of natural resources are affected by laws, policies, economic factors (both market and non-market), and characteristics (including demographic, cultural, ethnic, and “values” differences) of private and public resource owners and users.
- Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with audiences of diverse backgrounds.
- Work effectively with, and within, interdisciplinary and diverse groups to resolve management problems and achieve management objectives.
No S/U grades are accepted for the courses that are counted toward the GIS Certificate.
A Specialty Option in the Natural Resources major requires a minimum of 37 credits including at least 20 upper division credits and a minimum GPA of 2.25.
|Option Requirements 1|
|FE 208||FOREST SURVEYING||4|
|Geographic Information Science Required Courses|
|GEOG 201||*FOUNDATIONS OF GEOSPATIAL SCIENCE AND GIS||4|
|GEOG 360||GISCIENCE I: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND THEORY||3-4|
|or FE 257||GIS AND FOREST ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS|
|GEOG 370||GEOVISUALIZATION: CARTOGRAPHY||4|
|GEOG 380||REMOTE SENSING: PRINCIPLES AND APPLICATIONS||4|
|or FE 444||FOREST REMOTE SENSING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY|
|Geographic Information Science Electives|
|Select two courses from the following:||7-8|
|GIS IN WATER RESOURCES|
|FOREST ROUTE SURVEYING|
|UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM REMOTE SENSING|
|SURVEY OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NATURAL RESOURCE|
|QUANTITATIVE GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS AND MODELING|
|GEOVISUALIZATION: WEB MAPPING|
|PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES|
|GIS AND SPATIAL DATA SCIENCE|
|PROGRAMMING FOR GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS|
|GEOSPATIAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTELLIGENCE, SECURITY AND ETHICS|
|GEOVISUALIZATION: GEOVISUAL ANALYTICS|
|SATELLITE IMAGE ANALYSIS|
|SOIL LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS|
|Natural Resource Electives|
|Select a minimum of 11 credits in a disciplinary area related to GIScience: 2||11|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Up to 6 credits of appropriate internships, projects or study abroad may be used to fulfill requirements in this option as approved by petition
Students will be required to submit an academic plan for completion of the Natural Resources electives which will be approved by the Academic Advisor or the Natural Resources Program Director
Option Code: 689