The Ph.D. minor in Remote Sensing & Spatial Analysis offers course work which ranges from the fundamentals of the physics and optics of remote sensing to image processing, pattern recognition, and geographic information systems. The Program curriculum also addresses the applications of these tools in the fields of agriculture, archeology, astronomy, atmospheric sciences, geography, geology, hydrology, planetary sciences, renewable natural resources, and soil science. The curriculum is supplemented by numerous research projects in both applied and basic aspects of remote sensing. To meet the diverse needs of students, two options are offered: (a) remote sensing sciences is intended to meet the demands of students from engineering and the sciences (e.g., Electrical and Computer Engineering; Atmospheric Sciences; Optical Science), and (b) spatial analysis which is intended to meet the needs of students from disciplines that use remote sensing and geographic information systems as important tools in agriculture, natural resource management, or planning.
Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs - http://gidp.arizona.edu/
The Graduate College sponsors several Graduate Interdisciplinary Programs (GIDPs) in addition to the many interdisciplinary possibilities available through regular graduate degree programs. GIDPs transcend departmental boundaries by facilitating cutting edge teaching and research at the nexus of traditional disciplines. The high value placed on interdisciplinary research and education is indicative of The University of Arizona's enthusiasm and commitment to fostering innovation and creativity among its faculty and students.