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 3 hours at the 500 level:3-6
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Geographic Information Systems for Criminal Justice
Advanced Systematic Geography (topics vary)
Research in Geography 1
Internship (Must be approved by Certificate Advisor)
Advanced 3D Visualization and Simulation
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Web Application Programming
Computer-Aided Drafting
Database Design and Development
Database Systems and Data Warehousing
Total Credit Hours15-18