Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate

This certificate program focuses on the theory and techniques of geographic information science (GISci).  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.

Students interested in this certificate should contact Ms. Robbyn Abbitt (Department of Geography; 109 Shideler Hall; 513-529-5016;

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

GEO 441Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 442Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
GEO 443Python Programming for Geospatial Applications3
GEO 448Techniques and Applications of Remote Sensing3
Select two of the following:6
Database Design and Development
Database Systems and Data Warehousing
Fundamentals of Programming and Problem Solving
Web Application Programming
Computer-Aided Drafting
Mapping a Changing World
Internship 1
GIScience Techniques in Landscape Ecology
Geographic Information Systems for Criminal Justice
Advanced Systematic Geography Topic must be approved by advisor
Art and Digital Tools I
Virtual Reality
Any GEO course focusing on GIS or remote sensing techniques
Total Credit Hours18

 With the expectation that the internship involves GIS.