Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) (B.S.) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Environmental Spatial Analysis is a blend of both education and preparation designed to produce graduates with skills that meet workforce needs in the Geospatial Science and Technology field with little or no further preparation by employers. The Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) degree is composed of a focused curriculum built around advanced Geographic Science and Technology and includes the opportunity for students to focus their learning experience through directed elective coursework in computing and information technology, earth systems, engineering, environmental science, environmental studies, geoscience, and other areas.

  1. Fulfill all UNG policies and graduation requirements.
  2. Grades of C or higher are required for all GISC and ENVE courses and all courses used as Directed Electives of the focus area.
  3. These courses should be completed in core areas or as electives: GISC 2011/L, ENST 2030 and MATH 2400 or MATH 3350.
  4. ENGR 1101 may substitute for ENVE 1103 and ENGR 1770 may substitute for ENVE 2771K.
  5. Students that have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher should meet with the Director of the Institute for Environmental Spatial Analysis (IESA) to discuss the academic requirements for completing the ESA degree program. Students with a B.S. degree or higher may possibly apply courses taken at another institution but not offered by UNG. Some of these courses may be substituted for courses in one of the focus areas. These substitutions must be approved by the academic adviser and the IESA Director.

Core Curriculum Requirements - 60 hours

Refer to Semester Core Curriculum Areas A-E

Area A1: No exceptions

Area A2: MATH 1111, MATH 1113, or MATH 1450

Area B: No exceptions

Area C: No exceptions

Area D: No exceptions

Area E: No exceptions

Note: Please see an adviser to optimize core curriculum selections and scheduling

Area F: Courses Appropriate to the Major - 18 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENVE 1103 - Introduction to Environmental Professions
GISC 2012K - Fundamentals of Spatial Analysis
GISC 2201K - Fundamentals of Cartography and Earth Measurement
GISC 2202K - Fundamentals of Data Acquisition and Management
GISC 2203K - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing


Select 3 hours from the following:

ANTH 1102 - Introduction to Anthropology
BIOL 1102 - Introduction to Ecology
BIOL 1102L - Introduction to Ecology Lab
BIOL 1260 - Environmental Science
BIOL 1260L - Environmental Science Lab
CHEM 2734 - Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 2734L - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
ENVE 2221K - Surveying I
ESCI 1105 - Environmental Issues
ESCI 2002 - Fundamentals of Soil Science
ESCI 2002L - Fundamentals of Soil Science Lab
ESCI 2030 - Fundamentals of Hydrology
ESCI 2030L - Fundamentals of Hydrology Lab
GEOG 1101 - Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 1102 - World Regional Geography
GEOG 1111K - Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOL 1121K - Physical Geology
GISC 2011 - Geographic Information Science
GISC 2011L - Geographic Information Science Lab
MATH 1450 - Calculus I
MATH 2400 - Elementary Statistics
MATH 2460 - Calculus II
SCTS 2200 - Introduction to Space Studies

Required Courses - 25 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENVE 2771K - Graphics and Information Visualization
GISC 3011K - Cartography and Earth Measurement
GISC 3012K - Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GISC 3200K - Python Programming for GIS
GISC 4011K - Data Acquisition & Management
GISC 4350K - Remote Sensing of the Environment
GISC 4470K - Spatial Analysis
GISC 4601K - Spatial Analysis for Society

Directed Electives - Select at least 15 hours

Suggested Focus Areas Below (please see an adviser for additional details)

NOTE: A minimum of 39 hours at the 3000/4000 level is required for graduation

  • (Earth Systems Science Focus)
  • (Environmental Studies Focus)
  • (Earth Systems Engineering Focus)
  • (Geospatial Technology Focus)
  • (Interdisciplinary Focus): To meet special educational needs, students may select additional courses or focus areas. See your adviser to plan an Interdisciplinary Focus of Directed Electives.

Note: Courses outside of the groups above require approval of the IESA Director and should be proposed with at least 2 semesters before graduation

Free Electives - To Bring Total Credits to 120 Hours

Minor or Certificate Suggested

Other Requirements

  • US and Georgia History Requirements 
  • US and Georgia Constitution Requirements 
  • Regents’ Reading and Writing Requirements