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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 and PHY 007A-C or PHY 009A-B. Some electives may have additional prerequisites.

Take the following class (5 units)

  • ESM 186 Environmental Remote Sensing (5 units)

Choose one (4 units)

  • ABT 150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
    • or LDA 150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4 units)

Choose one (4 units)

  • ABT 181N Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
    • or ABT 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS (4 units)
      • Note: Same as HYD 182.

Choose 5 elective units

  • ABT 181N Concepts and Methods in Geographic Information Systems (4 units)
    • If not chosen above.
  • ABT 182 Environmental Analysis using GIS (4 units)
    • If not chosen above.
  • 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)
  • PLS 120 Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (4 units)
  • STA 100 Applied Statistics for Biological Sciences (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