University Catalog 2023-2024

Environmental Remote Sensing & Image Analysis (Minor)

This minor provides graduate students the opportunity to develop a recognized academic credential in remote sensing and image analysis in conjunction with their major program of graduate study. Twelve credit hours, 6 credit hours of required courses and 6 credit hours of elective courses, is required to complete the minor. 

Other Requirements

A GIST graduate faculty member must be on the student’s graduate committee. A list of currently approved faculty members can be provided to students upon request. If no graduate committee is required by the student’s program, the student must obtain approval of his or her minor program. Students enrolled in Option B Masters programs are not eligible to declare a minor. Certificate coursework and Minor coursework must be completely independent.


Plan Requirements

Core Courses6
Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
Environmental Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
Applied Spatial Statistics
Random Processes
Elective Courses6
Select two courses of the following: 1
Introduction to Environmental Remote Sensing
Spatial Problem Solving
Spatial Data Foundations
Special Topics in Geospatial Information Science
Mapping and Analysis Using UAS
Environmental Earth Observation and Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing Applications in Soil Science and Agriculture
GIS Applications in Precision Agriculture
Introduction to Meteorological Remote Sensing
Applied Spatial Statistics
Detection and Estimation Theory
Pattern Recognition and Machine Learning Methods
Total Hours12


Full Professors

  • Ross Meentemeyer
  • Helena Mitasova
  • Stacy Nelson
  • Gary Roberson
  • Sandra Yuter

Associate Professors

  • Mirela Tulbure
  • Jeffrey White

Assistant Professors

  • Josh Gray

Practice/Research/Teaching Professors

  • Perver Baran
  • Stacy Supak

Emeritus Faculty

  • Hugh Devine
  • Siamak Khorram