2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog 
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2021-2022 Humboldt State University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geospatial Analysis Minor

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This program prepares students to apply the technologies of geographic information systems, cartography, and multispectral remote sensing, to various disciplines. These cross-disciplinary research tools analyze and portray data across time and geographic space. Although offered through the departments of Environmental Science & Management, Forestry, and Geography, each course carries the GSP (Geospatial) prefix.

Geospatial technologies portray and analyze geographic location and characteristics of physical and human environments. Applying these software technologies, geospatial data is layered and analyzed to understand and communicate complex phenomena such as natural disasters, environmental impact, land coverage change, migrating populations, crime patterns, global warming, and changing economic trends. Geospatial analysis skills are applicable to a growing list of professions, and increasingly sought after by employers.

Requirements for the Minor (16 units)

Complete all courses in the minor with a C- or better, and maintain a 2.00 or better GPA in the minor.

Additional Information on GSP Courses & Departments

Because Geospatial Analysis skills are applicable to many different fields of inquiry, GSP courses are offered by three different departments. Some programs offer Geospatial options within their major and are integrated into curricula as major options. Below is a list of all GSP courses at HSU organized by the departments that offer them.

Department of Forestry & Wildland Resources

Forestry Building 205

Department of Geography, Environment & Spatial Analysis

Founders Hall 109


Nicholas Perdue
Founders Hall 134

Dr. James Graham
NR 217

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