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Environmental Modeling Minor

Semester Requirements

Karl Korfmacher, Minor Adviser
(585) 475-5554, kfkscl@rit.edu

The environmental modeling introduces students to the process of spatial modeling as part of a tool set for investigating environmental issues and to provide opportunities to apply these skills through advanced course work. Courses are designed to give students a solid foundation of environmental issues and concepts. Central to this minor are the development of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques, problem-solving skills, and an understanding of the multiple stakeholder perspectives often involved with environmental issues.

Course
Required Courses
ENVS-101 Concepts of Environmental Science
STSO-220 Environment and Society
ENVS-250 Applications of Geographic Information Systems
ENVS-450 Advanced Applications of Geographic Information Systems
IMGS-431 Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing

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Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only

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The environmental modeling minor introduces students to the process of spatial modeling as part of a toolset for investigating environmental issues and to provide opportunities to apply these skills through advanced course work. The required core courses are designed to give students a solid foundation of environmental issues and concepts. Central to this minor are the development of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing techniques, problem-solving skills, and an understanding of the multiple stakeholder perspectives often involved with environmental issues. Students interested in pursuing employment or an advanced degree with an environmental focus will find this minor beneficial.

Required Courses:
0508-460 Environment and Society
1006-202 Concepts of Environmental Science
1006-203 Environmental Science Field Skills

Elective CoursesChoose two of the following:
1006-350 Application of Geographic Information Systems
1006-450 Raster Application of GIS
1006-750 Ecological and Environmental Applications of GIS
1051-420 Environmental Applications of Remote Sensing