The cross disciplinary minor in environmental information systems is designed for undergraduates interested in using computer and information management technology to solve environmental problems and improve environmental stewardship. Some examples of environmental information systems are database systems to track and report hazardous materials in factories, decision support systems to facilitate risk analysis and management, GIS-based natural resource inventory systems and automated business management systems to support and document environmental compliance.
The environmental information systems minor requires a minimum of 25 credit hours2. Core courses are intended to ensure knowledge of the foundation disciplines. Electives should be chosen in consideration of the student’s particular interests within the general field of environmental information systems; the coordinator may approve other elective courses. Students are advised to check prerequisites of listed courses.
2 Students who have successfully completed ISAT 320 prior to fall 2016 will receive 3 credits for ISAT 320; if that is the case, the environmental information systems minor requires a minimum of 24 credit hours.