Undergraduate DegreeProfessional Certificate in GIS

The Department of Geosciences offers the graduate level professional level certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) which provides professional skills to acquire, process, analyze, and appropriately display geographic data.

The graduate-level Professional Certificate Program in GIS will provide the skills to acquire, process, analyze, and appropriately display geographic data, locally or on the Internet. It is designed to facilitate those students working toward graduate degrees in a variety of disciplines, as well as those who use GIS in the workplace and would like to obtain systematic training in the technology without having to complete a graduate degree. The Certificate Program consists of five courses with a total of 16-18 credit hours, including elective courses from a variety of departments/programs.

The graduate level professional certificate in Geographic Information Science is designed to provide individuals who require GIS technology in their professional lives the skills to acquire, process, analyze, and appropriately display geographic data.

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Degree Requirements

The graduate level professional certificate in Geographic Information Science is designed for individuals who would like to learn more about GISci methodologies, technology, and concepts in their professional lives.

GIS Certificate Requirements (20)

1. Admission to the program: B.A. or B.S. in a related field. A statement of intent, GRE scores, and transcripts must be provided to the Graduate School as part of the application. Students lacking appropriate background may be required to take prerequisite courses.

2. Required Courses (16) The student must take the following courses:

  • Geos 6518 Digital Cartography (3)
  • Geos 6530 Introduction to Remote Sensing (4)
  • Geos 6532 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (4)
  • Geos 6534 Advanced Geographic Information Systems (4)

3. Elective Courses (4) The student must take one of the following courses:

  • Geos 6520 Quantitative Spatial Analysis (3)
  • Geos 6536 GIS Programming (4)
  • Geos 6538 Urban GIS (4)
  • Geos 6834 Applied Research in GIS (1-3)
  • Geos 6123 Geoinformatics (4)

The certificate will be issued to students who complete the above requirements, including graduate students enrolled in the non-degree programs.