Students receive preparation through completion of courses and field experiences such as:
ENV 220 Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use computers to organize and interpret spatially identified data. GIS systems present data in map form, and allow sophisticated analysis of data to aid in better understanding and interpretation.
ENV 489 Advanced Environmental GIS
This course provides students with practice and expertise with more advanced GIS tools using specific examples from the environmental field. Students will gain skills in surface modeling, spatial data analysis and statistics, remote sensing data, land use planning and data visualization.
LBST 380 Senior Seminar on GIS and Spatial Justice
This course immerses students in community-based research, service-learning and community-based mapping that address issues related to poverty, health, race, refugees and environment in Erie, Pennsylvania.
CRJS 492 Criminal Justice GIS Application and Internship
This course gives academic credit for work experiences with governmental entities, local agencies and businesses that provide a wide variety of real-world applications of GIS skills and knowledge learned in the classroom.