Geospatial Information Science

Track Leader: Susan Ustin, slustin@ucdavis.edu

This track introduces students to computer-based analysis of geographic data and the theory and practice of aerial and satellite imagery, geographical information systems (GIS), and spatial analysis, applied to natural resource assessment and to monitoring human impacts on the environment. The major trains students to become GIS and remote sensing specialists for employment in government agencies, profit and non-profit organizations. In addition to course work, student internships with private and government agencies to gain practical experience are encouraged and we can assist with locating an appropriate program. All public and private programs that manage natural resources have needs for spatial information technology specialists. Graduates will be well equipped for land and resource management positions in industry, non-profit and government agencies, and for advanced studies in geography, ecology, environmental sciences and management.

Link to Geospatial Information Science