Geospatial & Data Analysis Major

College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) – Department of Environment, Society, and Sustainability


The General Education Requirement

All students must satisfy a general education requirement consisting of ten (10) courses outside of the major department. The General Education Domain III-C (Global Competency, Ethical Reasoning, and/or Human Diversity) requirement is satisfied through the completion of the Geography major.

Course Prerequisites

Courses may have specified conditions for enrollment, such as prior completion of less advanced courses, permission of the instructor, or appropriate placement test scores. Students should refer to course descriptions in the department listings for prerequisite requirements.


Requirements for Major in Geospatial and Data Analysis (U_GD):

Core Courses (9 Courses):

  • EASC 201 Principles of Earth System Science
  • EVSS 460 Thesis in Environment, Society, and Sustainability
  • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 111 The Digital Earth
  • GEOG 211 Cultural Geography
  • GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems
  • GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing


Concentration in General Studies (UGDG)

Choose One (1) of the following regional geography courses:

  • GEOG 250 Geography of the United States and Canada
  • GEOG 251 Geography of New England
  • GEOG 252 Geography of Europe
  • GEOG 254 Geography of Monsoon Asia
  • GEOG 255 Geography of Sub-Saharan Africa
  • GEOG 256 Geography of the Middle East
  • GEOG 258 Geography of the British Isles
  • GEOG 390 Special Topics in Regional Geography

Related: Choose four (4) courses from the following:

  • CSCI 156 Python Programming for Applications
  • ENVS 202 Data Analysis for Scientists
  • ENVS 333 Digital Field Methods: Drones, Data, & Artificial Intelligence
  • EVSS 490 Directed Study in Environment, Society, and Sustainability
  • EVSS 495 Internship in Environment, Society, and Sustainability
  • GEOG 208 The Environment, Health, and Disease
  • GEOG 260 Introduction to Urban Studies and Planning in the United States
  • GEOG 300 Geospatial Applications Using Python


Effective as of the 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog