Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Environmental Spatial Analysis (ESA) (B.S.) Minimum Credits Required:__________________

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

120 hours

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 and 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.

  • Fulfill all UNG policies and graduation requirements.
  • GISC 2011/L and ENST 2030 should be completed in the core curriculum or as electives.
  • With approval, MATH 1401 or MATH 3350 may substitute for GISC 3337K. Course credit can only be counted once toward degree requirements.
  • Certain courses of focus areas, minors, certificates may have prerequisites that should be completed as Core classes or as Electives. Please see an advisor.
  • Grades of C or higher are required for all GISC and ENVE courses.
  • With approval, ENGR 1101 Intro to Engineering and Design may substitute for ENVE 1103.
  • With approval, ENGR 1770 Engineering Graphics and Design may substitute for ENVE 2771K. Course credit can only be counted once toward degree requirements.
  • Students that have previously completed a bachelor’s degree or higher should meet with the Dean of the Lewis F. Rogers Institute for Environmental and Spatial Analysis (IESA) to discuss the academic requirements for completing the ESA degree program. Students with a B.S. degree or higher may apply courses taken at another institution but not offered by UNG. Some of these courses may be substituted for courses in one of the emphasis areas. These substitutions must be approved by the academic adviser and the Dean of IESA.

Core Curriculum (Areas A-E) - 42 hours

Refer to 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
ENVE 2221K - Surveying I
ENVE 2771K - Graphics and Information Visualization


Select one of the following:

ENVS 2111K - Physical Environmental Science
ENVS 2112K - Environmental Management & Sustainability


Select 3 hours from the following:

CHEM 2734 - Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 2734L - Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
ENST 2030 - Environmental Studies & Sustainability
GEOG 1101 - Introduction to Human Geography
GEOG 1102 - World Regional Geography
GEOG 1111K - Introduction to Physical Geography
GEOG 1112 - Introduction to Weather and Climate
GEOG 1112L - Introduction to Weather and Climate Lab
GEOG 1530K - Introduction to Oceanography
GEOL 1101K - Survey of Geology
GEOL 1121K - Physical Geology
GEOL 1122K - Historical Geology
GEOL 1530K - Introduction to Oceanography
GISC 2011 - Geographic Information Science
GISC 2011L - Geographic Information Science Lab
MATH 1401 - Elementary Statistics
MATH 1450 - Calculus I
MATH 2460 - Calculus II
SCTS 2200 - Introduction to Space Studies

Major Requirements - 60 hours

Required Courses - 28 hours

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
ENVE 3001K - Land Use and Conservation
GISC 3011K - Cartography and Earth Measurement
GISC 3012K - Global Navigation Satellite Systems
GISC 3021K - Geospatial Science and Technology
GISC 3200K - Programming for Geospatial Science and Technology
GISC 3337K - Mathematical Methods for Geospatial Science and Technology
GISC 4011K - Data Acquisition & Management
GISC 4350K - Remote Sensing of the Environment
GISC 4470K - Spatial Analysis

Directed Electives - Select at least 15 hours

Select additional 3000/4000 level classes from: ENST, ENVE, ENVS, GEOG, GEOL, GISC, SCTS Courses*

*Note some courses may have prerequisites which should be completed as Core Classes or Electives

*Note: A minimum 39 - 3000/4000 credit hours are required for graduation.

Free Electives - To Bring Total Credits to 120 Hours

Minor, Certificate, or Focus Area suggested

Note: A minimum 39 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level are required for graduation.

Other Requirements

  • US and Georgia History Requirements 
  • US and Georgia Constitution Requirements 
  • Regents’ Skills Program Requirements