This certificate program is open to all majors and post-degree students.
The Certificate in Geographic Information Systems offers students an intensive, interdisciplinary course of study in the field of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology. Candidates must take four required classes and choose three additional classes from a list of options. All students study a core of computer mapping and spatial analysis basics and then focus on their own application area (e.g. wildlife biology, wetlands, programming, cartographic design). An internship or similar participation in a ‘real world’ GIS project is a required component of the certificate program.
Grade Requirements: a grade ≥B must be earned in each course for it to count toward the Certificate.
|Required Introductory Course–choose at least one of the following|
|GEOS 321||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SOCIAL SCIENCES||5|
|or GEOS 323||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES|
|GEOS 428||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II||5|
|GEOS 429||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III||5|
|GEOS 493||GIS PORTFOLIO||2|
|Electives–choose three of the following||13-15|
|REMOTE SENSING WITH SATELLITE IMAGERY|
|REMOTE SENSING WITH LIDAR|
|REMOTE SENSING WITH DRONES|
|ADVANCED SPATIAL ANALYSIS|
|DIGITAL CULTURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT|