Quantitative courses in the College of the Environment focus on examples from the physical world and from the living natural world, including conservation at landscape scale and impacts of global change. We teach the basics of math, stats, coding and mapping, through to advanced coursework in modeling, computation and remote sensing. Our courses prepare students to engage in actionable science in support of a sustainable, biodiverse world.

A data visualization overlaid on a photo of a forest.The Basics – Math and Stat Skills

For students just starting out in calculus and statistics, these courses provide natural world examples to learn from.

Computer code overlaid on a photo of an island with a tornado in the background.Programming, Coding and Data Analysis

These courses focus on data science: manipulating data in programming languages, including Python and R.

A data visualization overlaying a photo of a herd of zebra.Advanced Statistics and Ecological Modeling

For advanced students wishing to continue exploring multivariate statistics and computational models in ecology and conservation.

A graph overlaid on a photo of a research submersible.Instrumentation and Technology

These courses are perfect for students wanting hands-on experience building and deploying data collection sensors and understanding the basics of data analysis.

Side by side photos of the Earth, one image has GIS data overlaidGIS and Remote Sensing

From introductory to advanced, these courses focus on satellite-based data collection (remote sensing) and data mapping and geostatistics (GIS).

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