Undergraduate Minors

There are four minor fields of study available within the Department of Natural Resources Science at URI. All minors at URI require 18 credits of coursework (see NRS minor requirements specified below), at least 12 of these 18 credits must be at the 200 level or higher, and all courses in the minor must be taken for a letter grade. Students must also earn at least a 2.0 quality point average in these courses. To complete a minor at URI, students must submit a completed “Minor Field of Study” form to the academic dean’s office no later than the beginning of the final semester prior to graduation. Click on the link below for a pdf copy of the Minor Field of Study form.

Minor field of Study Form

GIS and Remote Sensing

This minor field of specialization provides students in-depth training in the use of GIS and remote sensing technology and application of geospatial data processing methods to environmental problem solving. Students who declare a minor in GIS and Remote Sensing must complete 18 credit hours consisting of the following core courses:

  • NRS 409
  • NRS 410
  • NRS 415
  • NRS 516
  • NRS 522

The remaining credits may be taken from NRS 423, NRS 524, NRS 533, or CPL 511. Students minoring in GIS and Remote Sensing are encouraged to take a capstone course that allows them to apply their analytical skills in a real-world application.

Faculty Contact for GIS and Remote Sensing Minor:

Dr. Yeqiao Wang
Email: yqwang@uri.edu