Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis

This specialization provides students with technical skills required to use state-of-the-art mapping technologies, such as geographic information systems (GIS), and cutting-edge data systems, such as those provided by satellite and aerial remote sensing and global positioning systems (GPS), for the analysis and presentation of environmental data.

Students master a large and diverse suite of technical tools in geospatial data analysis. These can be used to solve practical problems in watershed modeling, ecosystem science, wildlife ecology, water resource management, landscape ecology, pollution control, conservation biology, and land use/land cover dynamics.

Students take a core of basic and advanced courses in remote sensing and GIS, where they learn to use modern mapping technologies. Additional coursework provides them with practical instruction in how GIS and remote sensing are applied in environmental analysis and basic research.

Graduates find employment with public- and private-sector agencies, firms, and organizations that use computerized mapping technologies for natural resource management and environmental protection.

For an overview by Track Chair Y. Q. Wang, click here.

Core courses (21-25 credits), including:

  • Natural Sciences (12-16 credits)
    • Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis (at least 9 credits)
    • Earth & Ecosystem Science (0-7 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
  • Quantitative Methods (3 credits)
Elective courses (6-10 credits)
Independent study (3 credits: EVS 598)
Graduate seminar (2 credits)
Track Chair
Dr. Yeqiao Wang
Dept. of Natural Resources Science
26 Coastal Institute in Kingston
University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881
Tel. (401) 874-4345