This option prepares students to work with Geographic Information Science technology in a natural resource field such as wildfire ecology, land use planning, forestry, ecological restoration, and more. The pairing of the technical skills of GIScience with a disciplinary knowledge in a natural resource area will prepare students for the practical application of technical skills in the real world. This option is available online through OSU Ecampus.

In addition, this specialty option will allow students to earn the GIScience Undergraduate Certificate through the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences concurrently with their BS degree through the College of Forestry. The student will apply to the GIS Certificate Program as well as the Natural Resources Program.

Students should contact Kuuipo Walsh (, GIScience Certificate Program Director, to enroll in the GIScience Certificate Program.