BA/MA in Environmental Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

The BA/MA program in Environmental Remote Sensing & GIS combines advanced undergraduate and graduate courses to provide students with a firm grasp of these highly technical fields and opens up exciting career opportunities for students. The program provides qualified juniors and seniors an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in one coherent program.

The program is open to both environmental science and environmental analysis & policy majors. The MA is awarded in Environmental Remote Sensing & GIS.


Students in this BA/MA program, in consultation with their BA/MA faculty advisor, develop a plan of study that focuses on greater depth and integration of concepts.

The total number of required courses is 38 (152 credits), of which 10 must be at the graduate level (500 or above). This minimizes duplication of coursework while ensuring that students complete a full BA experience and a full MA experience, including theses or capstone components.

Students receive the BA and MA degrees simultaneously. Pursuing a second undergraduate major is allowed only by petition to the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS) upon application to the BA/MA program. Courses taken for graduate credit must be completed with a grade of B− or above.

The departmental BA/MA statement and further information are available from the directors of undergraduate studies or graduate studies.

For general information, please refer to the BA/Master’s Programs section of this Bulletin.