In our increasingly technologically advancing world, especially in the field of natural resource management, the ability to effectively quantify, qualify, map, monitor and manage our natural resources is crucial. The spatial information science disciplines of photogrammetry, digital remote sensing, geographic information system (GIS) and global position system (GPS) are tools that a natural resource manager can use to address spatially related natural resource problems, issues and concerns. If natural resource professionals are to make prudent managerial decisions about the resources under their supervision, knowledge of the quantity, quality, value, location and spatial distribution of those resources is crucial. This degree will provide students with the necessary skills to address natural resource related problems, issues and concerns from a spatially oriented perspective.
The M.S. in Spatial Science requires a minimum of 24 semester hours of graduate course work and six semester hours of FOR 590, Thesis, for a total of 30 semester hours. A minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate course work must be spatial science courses.
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