2017-18 Academic Catalog

Academic Affairs

Geospatial and Remote Sensing Minor

Director: Dr. John Rodgers
Department of Geosciences
355 Lee Blvd, 108 Hilbun Hall
Mississippi State University, MS 39762
Telephone: 662-325-3915
E-mail: jcr100@msstate.edu
Mailstop: 9537

The Geospatial and Remote Sensing (GRS) minor is a cross-disciplinary program that allows students from any major to develop and enhance their geospatial skills.  Students will learn important theoretical concepts associated with geographic information systems and remote sensing sciences, and they will acquire the ability to use these methods to solve spatial problems.  Graduate students must complete a minimum of 12 hours of GRS coursework at Mississippi State University with a grade of C or higher from a list of approved courses.  A 3.00 GPA is required.  An MSU Graduate Faculty member with geospatial expertise must serve as minor professor on the student’s graduate committee.

A student who chooses this minor must have the approval of his or her graduate committee and graduate coordinator in the major field.  The minor coursework is then included on the student's program of study and is approved by the minor graduate coordinator.

GIS requirement: Choose one of the following.3
GIS for Natural Resource Management Lab
and
GIS for Natural Resource Management
Principles of GIS
Application of Spatial Technologies to Wildlife and Fisheries Management
Remote Sensing: Choose one of the following.3
Remote Sensing Applications
Remote Sensing of the Physical Environment
Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
Introduction to Remote Sensing Technologies
Advanced Geospatial Coursework: Choose one of the following.3
Spatial Technologies in Natural Resources Management
Spatial Statistics for Natural Resources
Ecological Modeling in Natural Resources
Advanced Spatial Technologies
Advanced GIS
Advanced Remote Sensing in Geosciences
Advanced Geodatabase Systems
Geospatial Applications : Choose one of the following. Courses must be different from the ones taken from the above categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one requirement.3
Digital Signal Processing
Current Topics in Remote Sensing
Digital Image Processing
Cartographic Sciences
Geodatabase Design
Geographic Information Systems Programming
Remote Sensing Seminar
Remote Sensing Seminar
Geospatial Agronomic Management
The following courses listed in the categories above can also meet this requirement if not used in another category.
FO 8173 Advanced Spatial Technologies
FO 8313 Spatial Statistics for Natural Resources
FO 8353 Ecological Modeling in Natural Resources
GR 6313 Advanced GIS
GR 6343 Advanced Remote Sensing
ST 4313 Spatial Statistics
Total Hours12