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 Geospatial & Data Analysis 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):

Required Department Core Courses (5):

  • EASC 201 Principles of Earth System Science
  • ENVS 101 Introduction to Environmental Science and Policy
  • ENVS 272 Global Environmental Issues
  • GEOG 216 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems


  • EVSS 460 Thesis in Environment, Society, and Sustainability

Core Courses (9 Courses):

  • GEOG 110 World Regional Geography
  • GEOG 111 The Digital Earth
  • GEOG 214 Spatial Analysis Using Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 316 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  • GEOG 328 Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • STAT 117 Introduction to Statistics


Concentration in General Studies (UGDG)

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 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog