Spring, Summer, Fall
Credit: 3 graduate 
Instructor(s): Frank Dougher (Sp & Su), Mary Farina (Fa) 

Course Description

GIS Concepts in Environmental Science utilizes QGIS opensource software to build a spatial science toolkit. Students will evaluate vector and raster analysis in LRES topics. Semester projects will deliver professional study area maps, data management of graduate work, and exposure to advanced spatial techniques.

Meeting Place and Times

Participants log in to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 8 - 10 hours per week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.


Frank Dougher (Sp and Su) and Mary Farina (Fa)


Must have a Bachelors degree

Time Commitment:

8-10 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

See the Online Tuition, Fees and Financial Aid page.

If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.

Required Books/Materials

Computer Requirements:

  • Internet access
  • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

For More Information

Marni Rolston 

How to Register

You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.

Learn how to apply.

After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.

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