Landscape Analysis Option
This option is offered within the following major(s):
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org), GIScience Certificate Program Director, to enroll in the GIScience Certificate Program.
Option Code: 689
No S/U grades are accepted for the GEO courses that are counted for the GIS Certificate.
A minimum of 40 credits with 20 upper-division credits are required.
|Option Requirements 1,2|
|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|
|or FE 444||FOREST REMOTE SENSING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY|
|Geographic Information Science Electives (6-8 credits)|
|Select two courses from the following:||6-8|
|GIS IN WATER RESOURCES|
|FOREST PHOTOGRAMMETRY AND REMOTE SENSING|
|FOREST ROUTE SURVEYING|
|UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEM REMOTE SENSING|
|SURVEY OF GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN NATURAL RESOURCE|
|QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS AND MODELING|
|GEOVISUALIZATION: WEB MAPPING|
|PLANNING PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES FOR RESILIENT COMMUNITIES|
|GISCIENCE III: PROGRAMMING FOR GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS|
|GISCIENCE IV: SPATIAL MODELING|
|GEOSPATIAL PERSPECTIVES ON INTELLIGENCE, SECURITY AND ETHICS|
|GEOVISUALIZATION: GEOVISUAL ANALYTICS|
|SATELLITE IMAGE ANALYSIS|
|SOIL LANDSCAPE ANALYSIS|
|Natural Resource Electives (12-14 credits)|
|Select a minimum of 12–14 credits in a disciplinary area related to GIScience||12-14|
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 option which will be approved by the Natural Resources Program Director
Option Code: 689