Geographic Information Systems, Minor College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences

The Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering offers a minor in Geographic Information Systems with an emphasis on spatial analysis. This minor is ideal for students interested in information processing of spatial data related to remote sensing, land information systems, marine cartography, thematic mapping, surface modeling, environmental modeling resources management, public utility planning, emergency response, geomarketing,  geotechnics, precision agriculture, archaeology, military exercises, and computer-aided design. Prerequisites include MAT 016A-MAT 016B and PHY 007A-PHY 007C or PHY 009A-PHY 009B. Some electives may have additional prerequisites.

All core courses (ABT 150/LDA 150, ESM 186, and ABT 181N or ABT 182) must be taken for a letter grade. Up to one elective course may be taken P/NP.

Minor Advisors

I. Kisekka, A. Moghimi (Biological & Agricultural Engineering Department)

ABT/LDA 150Introduction to Geographic Information Systems4
ESM 186Environmental Remote Sensing5
ABT/HYD 182Environmental Analysis Using GIS4
or ABT 181N Concepts & Methods in Geographic Information Systems
Choose an additional five elective units:5
Concepts & Methods in Geographic Information Systems (If not chosen above.)
Environmental Analysis Using GIS (If not chosen above.)
Environmental Monitoring
Aerial Photo Interpretation & Remote Sensing
Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis
Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation
Urban & Regional Planning
Environmental Impact Assessment
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences
Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences
Total Units18