Investigate the interrelationships between human behavior and the planet
In the geospatial information science minor, you will analyze the processes that shape the earth’s surface, including weather systems, climate, landforms, and hydrology, and you’ll explore social processes such as globalization, demographics, urbanization, and cultural identities. Learn geospatial technologies like cartography, remote sensing, and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and put theory into practice through hands-on experimentation and research alongside your professors in our GIS and earth science laboratories and in the field.
Why Study Geospatial Information Science at Worcester State?
- The Study of New Successional Growth in Response to Climate Change
- The Effect of Drought on Agriculture in Massachusetts
- Paleofire Research and Climate Change
- Aquatic Invasive Species in Patch Reservoir
- How Did the Postindustrial Change Affect Ground Contamination at a Former Steel Factory?
- Charcoal and Foraminiferal Record from a Coastal Marsh in New Jersey (Cheesequake Marsh)
- The Effects of Micrometeorological Factors and Forest Type on the Presence of Mitchella repens (Partridgeberry)
- 2 majors; 4 minors; 5 Geography concentrations
- Field trips across Massachusetts
- Gamma Theta Upsilon Honors Program
- GIS and Earth Science Laboratories
- Patch Reservoir Research Facility
- Telescope Collection
- Climate Change
- Digital Mapping and Spatial Data Visualization
- Urban Geography
- Renewable Energy
- Sustainable Housing
- Atmospheric Sciences
- Marine Biology
- Green Chemistry
- Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
- Climate Change
- Invertebrate Zoology
- Canoe trips for water sampling
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