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Environmental Science - Geospatial Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Arcata, CA, United States
Geospatial Science allows environmental scientists and resource managers to better understand and manage challenges related to socio-environmental issues such as food, energy, public health, and natural resources, including management and conservation of wildlife, fisheries, oceans, forests, rangelands and soils. 
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The newest option in Environmental Science debuts following an extensive overhaul of the geospatial science curriculum across campus. The overhaul was based on the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model, which outlines the skills needed for a successful career in geospatial science.

Geospatial science allows environmental scientists and resource managers to better understand and manage challenges related to socio-environmental issues such as food, energy, public health, and natural resources, including management and conservation of wildlife, fisheries, oceans, forests, rangelands and soils, and wildland recreation resources. It does this by identifying and portraying the geographic location and various characteristics of physical and human environments, creating data layers that allow the geospatial scientist to analyze and understand the spatial relationships among those many variables. Geospatial technologies and analysis are also used extensively in disciplines like Geography and Geology, and applications of geospatial science are even becoming common in some social science disciplines such as economics, anthropology and sociology.

Environmental Science - Geospatial Science graduates at Humboldt State University should find work with many of the same employers as students in the other Environmental Science options, including state, federal, and local governments, private environmental planning and consulting firms, and nonprofit environmental protection and advocacy organizations; or go on to graduate programs in such fields such as environmental planning, forestry, watershed management, etc.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Geospatial Concepts
  • Introduction to Remote Sensing
  • Geographic Information Science (GIS)
  • Cartography
  • Geospatial Programming
  • Intermediate Remote Sensing
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Cartography Practicum
  • Selected Topics in Geospatial Science
  • Selected Topics in Geospatial Lab

English Language Requirements

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Application Fee of U.S. $55.00 (non-refundable)
  • A Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale on high school coursework
  • Official Transcripts of Academic Records
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • Photocopy of the passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7676 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7676 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Arcata

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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