Academics

Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment (Minor)

The minor in Geospatial Analysis and Modeling for the Environment consists of 6 courses.  The minor is open to any degree seeking undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  If you have specific questions about the program contact Dr. Crystal Schaaf, the GAME Director.

NEW FOR FALL 2015

We are thrilled to announce the transition of the GAME program to an "any device any where" instructional format.  Students enrolled in the GAME program will now be able to use geospatial software on their own devices and work from any location to complete assignments!  The software we use works best on a PC but can also work on a MAC so no worries.  You cannot use an iPAD though some tablet PCs work great.  For more information on how to get your software working on your own device contact Dr. Crystal Schaaf.

PROGRAM OF STUDY FOR THE GAME MINOR (for Environmental Science majors see note below)

Required courses (7 credits):
ENVSTY 101 (The Nature of Environmental Problems), 3 credits, on-line and in person
ENVSCI 281 (Intro to GIS), 4 credits, on-line and in person

Capstone (choose 1 of):
ENVSTY 301 (Internships in Environmental Studies)
ENVSCI 476 (Capstone in Environmental Science)
ENVSTY 478 (Independent Study)

Electives (choose 3 from):
ENVSCI 305 (Hydrology) 3 credits in person
ENVSCI 360 (Cartography) 4 credits in person
ENVSCI 372 (Remote Sensing) 3 credits in person
ENVSCI 381 (Databases) 4 credits in person
ENVSCI 406 (GPS and GIT) 4 credits summer only, Nantucket
ENVSCI 460 (Image Processing) 4 credits in person
ENVSCI 472 (Programming) 4 credits in person
ENVSCI 488 (Adv. Marine GIS) 4 credits in person
 

Note to Environmental Science majors.  You may double count all 100 and 200 level courses but can only count 1 course taken at the 300-level or above towards your major and this minor.