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Geospatial & Environmental Analysis

Manage agricultural and other land resources with geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing and an appreciation for land resources and land use practices.

Geospatial & Environmental Analysis – B.S. in Environmental Sciences, Geospatial & Environmental Analysis Emphasis

Students in the Geospatial & Environmental Analysis program at Montana State combine knowledge of core natural sciences with courses in remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS) and statistics to assist in supporting balanced land management decisions. Throughout the program, Geospatial & Environmental Analysis students are encouraged to gain hands-on experience with land, people and information through field trips, internships and the capstone field course.

The Environmental Sciences major at Montana State offers four additional Options Within the Major: Environmental Sciences, Environmental Biology, Land Rehabilitation and Soil & Water Science.



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Research Across The Globe
Geospatial & Environmental Analysis students have the opportunity for advanced study and research projects about managed and natural ecosystems that span from the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and Montana’s Golden Triangle to Mongolia and Antarctica.

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University of the Yellowstone™
Montana State students make the surrounding Yellowstone ecosystem their classroom, laboratory and playground.

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Adventure Awaits
Montana State is the No. 1 college in the U.S. for outdoor sports and recreation, with world-class skiing, hiking, biking, fly fishing and close proximity to Yellowstone National Park.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Geospatial & Environmental Analysis students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Natural Resource Management
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Precision Agriculture
  • Watershed Management
  • Land Mapping

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.