Geographic Information Sciences Certificate

Geographic Information Science (GISci) is a suite of techniques for collecting, analyzing, and communicating information through geographic information systems (GIS), satellite and aerial imaging (Remote Sensing), global positioning systems (GPS), and related technologies. GISci is applied to problems in fields ranging from environmental science to urban planning to business decision-making. This certificate program builds qualifications for employment and/or further study in GISci.

Program Requirements

(15-18 credits; at least 15 must be at the graduate level)

Required courses
GEO 541Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 542Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 543Python Programming for ArcGIS3
GEO 548Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing3
Elective courses
Select 3-6 hours, including at least one at the 500 level:3-6
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Aerial Photo Interpretation
Advanced 3D Visualization and Simulation
Database Systems and Data Warehousing
Database Design and Development
Advanced Systematic Geography (topics vary)
Research in Geography 1
Total Credit Hours15-18

Maximum 12 credit hours.