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Undergraduate: Geospatial Science

  • Program Overview

    Geospatial Science

    Geospatial analysis is used in a wide range of disciplines as a research tool, a decision-making tool, data analysis tool, and/or as a planning tool. The Minor in Geospatial Analysis is a flexible undergraduate minor that allows students drawn from a broad spectrum of backgrounds to acquire the necessary training in geospatial analysis to complement their area of study.   Students will receive training in the use of Geographical Information Systems and may choose from several electives to broaden their experience in geospatial analysis.  

  • Degrees and Requirements

    Requirements for the minor in Geospatial Science

    At least 12 credits applied to the minor may not be applied to any major or other minor. No more than one three-credit course in the minor may be taken under the Pass/No Credit option. All upper-division courses offered for the minor must be passed with a letter grade of C or higher. Completion of the minor requires 18-19 credits.  

    Required courses (9-10 credits):

    • GSS 105 Introduction to Maps and Mapping
    • GSS 313 GIS Design and Applications I or GSS 317 Geospatial Narratives
    • GSS 314 GIS Laboratory (for students enrolling in GSS 313)
    • GSS 325 GIS Design and Applications II

    Elective courses (select 9 credits from the following): 

    • GSS 309 GIS and Cartography
    • GSS 323 GIS Database and Design
    • GSS 326 GIS Project Management
    • GSS 350 Applied Spatial Data Analysis
    • GSS 354 Geospatial Science for the Coastal Zone
    • GSS 355 Remote Sensing GIS Data or MAR 334 Remote Sensing in the Environment or GEO 347 Remote Sensing
    • GSS 360 LiDAR Remote Sensing
    • GSS 390 Topic in Geospatial Science
    • GSS 475 Undergraduate Teaching Practicum
    • GSS 487 Geospatial Science Research (see Note)
    • GSS 488 Geospatial Science Internship (see Note)
    • ATM 320 Problem Solving with Python
    • BIO 319 Landscape Ecology Laboratory

    Note: A maximum of six credits total of GSS 487 Geospatial Science Research and/or GSS 488 Geospatial Science Internship may be applied to the minor.


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  • Contact

    Geospatial Science (GSS)

    Minor in Geospatial Science

    Sustainability Studies

    Director: Sung Gheel Jang


    Phone: (631) 632-9404

    Office: E2361 Melville Library







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