Environmental Information Systems

The cross disciplinary minor in environmental information systems is designed for undergraduates interested in using computer and information management technology to solve environmental problems and improve environmental stewardship. Some examples of environmental information systems are database systems to track and report hazardous materials in factories, decision support systems to facilitate risk analysis and management, GIS-based natural resource inventory systems, and automated business management systems to support and document environmental compliance.

The environmental information systems minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours. Core courses are intended to ensure knowledge of the foundation disciplines. Electives should be chosen in consideration of the student's particular interests within the general field of environmental information systems. At least one elective course must be outside of the student's major. Students are advised to check prerequisites of listed courses.

Required Courses Credit Hours
Core Courses:  
CS 139. Algorithm Development 1 4
CS 274. Introduction to Databases 1 3
ISAT 320. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology I 3
ISAT 321. Fundamentals of Environmental Science and Technology II 3
GEOG 215. Geospatial Tools I – Cartography and GIS 1 3
Elective Courses:  
CIS/MS 364. Decision Support Systems 3
CS 239. Advanced Computer Programming 1 4
CS 474. Database Design and Application 1 3
GEOG 216. Geospatial Tools I – Remote Sensing and GPS 3
GEOG 366. Introduction to Geographic Information Science 3
GEOG 385. Principles of Remote Sensing 4
GEOG 466. GIS and Geographic Databases 3
ISAT 341. Modeling and Simulation 3
ISAT 420. Environmental Analysis and Modeling 3
ISAT 426. Environmental Information Systems 3

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1 Or equivalent by permission of director.

Note: ISAT 252 and CIS 221 substitute for CS 139; CIS 331 substitutes for CS 239; ISAT 340 and COB 204 substitute for CS 274; CIS 330 substitutes for CS 474.

 

 

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