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Geographic Information Systems

The Department of Biological and 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.

Requirements: 

18 units

Prerequisites: MAT 016A-016B, STA 013 or PLS 120 or ECI 114, and PLS 021 or ECS 015

Choose 9 units

  • ABT 150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
    • or LDA 150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
  • ABT 181N Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
    • or ABT 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS (4 units)
  • ESM 186 Environmental Remote Sensing (5 units)

Choose 5 units

  • ESM 108 Environmental Monitoring (3 units)
  • ESM 185 Aerial Photo Interpretation and Remote Sensing (4 units)
  • ESP 168A Methods of Environmental Policy Evaluation (5 units)
  • ESP 168B Methods of Environmental Policy Analysis (4 units)
  • ESP 171 Urban and Regional Planning (4 units)
  • ESP 179 Environmental Impact Assessment (4 units)

Choose one course (4 units)

  • ABT 181N Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
  • ABT 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS (4 units)
  • HYD 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS (4 units)
  • PLS 121 Systems Analysis in Agriculture and Resource Management (discontinued) (4 units)

Total = 18 units

Minor Advisors

S. K. Upadhyaya
skupadhyaya@ucdavis.edu
(530) 752-8770

S.G. Vougioukas (Biological and Agricultural Engineering Department)
svougioukas@ucdavis.edu
(530)752-1890