Minor in Spatial and Quantitative Methods in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

The Spatial and Quantitative Methods in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences minor is ideal for students in NRES and allied fields seeking preparation for careers requiring sills in geographic information systems, statistics, research design, and/or mathematical modeling. This minor is open to students in all majors and is especially relevant for those pursuing a major related to natural resource and environmental issues who want to distinguish themselves with more advanced analytical skills.

In order to be eligible to declare this minor, a student must have successfully completed the Quantitative Reasoning I and Quantitative Reasoning II requirements. The minor requires the completion of an additional 18 hours of coursework selected from the following list. Students must earn credit for at least three hours in each of the three categories. Courses taken to fulfill the minor may not be counted towards the NRES major, but may count towards majors in other fields.

Required Courses for a Minor in Spatial and Quantitative Methods in Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences
Statistics & Research Design
Select one of the following:3-4
Environ Social Sci Res Meth
Quantitative Methods in NRES
Applied Statistical Methods I
Statistical Methods
Intermediate Social Statistics
Statistical Analysis
Mathematical Modeling
Select one of the following:3-4
Earth Systems Modeling
Modeling Natural Resources
Math Modeling in Life Sciences
Biological Modeling
Spatial Analysis
Select one of the following:3-5
GIS in Natural Resource Mgmt
Adv GIS for Nat Res Planning
Landscape Ecology
Techniques of Remote Sensing
Advanced Topics in GIS
Programming for GIS
Minimum hours required for the minor 18