BA/MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences

The BA/MA program in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences offered through the Department of Earth & Environment 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 students pursing the major in either Earth & Environmental Sciences (EES) or Environmental Analysis & Policy (EAP). The MA is awarded in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences by the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (GRS).

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 upon application to the BA/MA program. Courses taken for graduate credit must be taken at the 500-level or higher and completed with a grade of B− or above.

Requirements

Students in the Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences BA/MA program are required to complete a total of 38 courses (152 credits) while fulfilling all the requirements for both the CAS BA and the GRS MA programs.

  • Students may count two 4-credit courses toward the fulfillment of both degrees.
  • Courses at the 400/600 level that fulfill both BA and MA requirements may count toward both programs, but they must be taken at the 600 level.

Earth & Environmental Sciences Majors

The complete list of requirements for the BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences can be found by visiting the BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences section of this Bulletin.

A complete list of requirements for the MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences can be found by visiting the MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences section of the GRS Bulletin.

Environmental Analysis & Policy Majors

The complete list of requirements for the BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy can be found by visiting the BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy section of this Bulletin.

A complete list of requirements for the MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences can be found by visiting the MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences section of the GRS Bulletin.

Honors in the Major

In conjunction with the MA in Remote Sensing & Geospatial Sciences, students are also encouraged to complete departmental honors in the major requirements during their final year of study.

The requirements to graduate with honors in the major for Environmental Analysis & Policy can be found in the BA in Environmental Analysis & Policy section of this Bulletin.

The requirements to graduate with honors in the major for Earth & Environmental Sciences can be found in the BA in Earth & Environmental Sciences section of this Bulletin.

Application Information

For general BA/MA information for prospective students and application instructions, please refer to the BA/MA and BA/MS Programs section of this Bulletin.