Intended for students not majoring in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), the UAS minor provides a solid grounding in topics that include the current regulatory environment, multirotor field operations, and acquisition of data using low-altitude aerial platforms. UAS are interdisciplinary tools relevant in many disciplines and industries, therefore students will have the opportunity to select six credit hours of UAS-related coursework that they deem most appropriate to their field of study as electives in the minor. Additionally, students will complete a UAS-focused internship or research project at the end of the UAS minor to highlight the skills they obtained in the program.
Students pursuing majors in areas such as manned aviation, agriculture, biology, civil engineering, criminal justice, ecology, emergency management, environmental sciences, geography, geology, landscape architecture, and wildlife science may benefit from completion of this academic minor, particularly those individuals whose academic interests or career goals include the use of remotely sensed data products for research or commercial applications. This minor is not available to students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology – Unmanned Aircraft Systems option (BATN-US).