Applications of Geographic Information Systems and Science (GIS) range from business planning and public health to ecosystem management. GIS is a tool for studying spatial problems. It links a database with map features in such a way that users can input, store, retrieve, and analyze geographic data. Students choosing this program acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to apply GIS in their chosen field of study. Students should discuss the elective courses with the program advisor to better align them with their interest.
Upon completion of the program, students need to have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and students need to submit a professional portfolio to the program advisor.
(All colleges, open only to degree-seeking UWL students)
|GEO/ESC 305||Geographic Information Systems and Science I||3|
|GEO/ESC 405||Geographic Information System and Science II||3|
|Select six credits from the following:||6|
|Geospatial Field Methods|
|Geospatial Applications of Unmanned Aerial Systems|
|Remote Sensing of the Environment I|
|Map Design and Geovisualization|
|Geographic Interpretation of Aerial Photographs|
|Remote Sensing of the Environment II|
|Scripting in GIS|
|Geographic Information System and Science III|
|Spatial Data Analysis|
Not open to geography majors and GIS minors.