There are a variety of options available for you to advance your skills and improve your career opportunities in the GSP curriculum.

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.

Geospatial Science Option in the Environmental Science & Management Degree

Geography Major

The geospatial system concentration in geography allows students to develop geospatial approaches to address issues at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, including issues of climate change, environmental conservation, human migrations, water resources, climatology, and regional studies. The geography program offers a wide range of field experiences, community involvement, and collaborative opportunities.

Geography Major Degree

Geospatial Analysis Minor

This program prepares students to apply the technologies of geographic information systems, cartography, and multispectral remote sensing, to various disciplines.

Geospatial Analysis Minor

Masters of Natural Resources

The M.S. program in Natural Resources is intended to provide graduate training in traditional disciplines, as well as flexibility for training in the interdisciplinary aspects of natural resources.

Masters of Natural Resources (can be taken with a focus on geospatial analysis

Geospatial Certificate

Our Geospatial Certificate Program provides foundational concepts and methods in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography that are transferable and relevant across disciplines and industries. Anyone can apply for the geospatial certificate except for existing HSU undergraduates who will want to apply for the Geospatial Analysis Minor.

Geospatial Certificate

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Pristine Surroundings

Figure 1. The North Coast provides an ideal learning environment for geospatial science students.

Students Surveying

Hands On Training

Figure 2. Students receive hands on training with high-end GNSS equipment.



Figure 3. From elk and black bears, to gray whales and harbor seals, the wildlife of Northern California help students to understand the relationships between fauna and flora.