Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies

The Certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies, jointly offered by the departments of Geography and Forest Management, is aimed at present or future professionals or scientists who require skills in GIS technologies. The purpose of this program is to provide undergraduate students or individuals possessing an undergraduate degree with the training, knowledge, and understanding necessary to acquire, process, analyze, and properly display digital geographic data.

Special Requirements for the Certificate

To earn a certificate in GIS Sciences and Technologies, students must either complete or have completed an undergraduate degree and complete a minimum of 20 semester credit hours of course work, including 9 to 10 required credits and 10 to 11 elective credits as described below. Students must achieve at least an overall grade point average of 3.0 for courses within the program in order to earn a certificate. The certificate will be awarded upon the successful completion of all of the requirements of the certificate and the undergraduate degree.

 

Post-secondary Certificate - Geographic Information Systems

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 19-21

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019


Summary

Required GIS Core Courses9-11
Introduction to GIS
Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing
Additional Required Courses
Advanced Elective Courses10
Raster GIS, Remote Sensing, and Image Analysis
Vector GIS and Networks
Data Management and Programming
GIS Applications
Total Hours19-21

Required GIS Core Courses

Rule: Complete each of the following subcategories. 9-10 total credits required.

Introduction to GIS

Complete one of the following courses:3
Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt
Intro to GIS and Cartography
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Env Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing/Raster GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Required Courses

Complete one of the following courses:3-4
Forestry Apps of GIS
Applications of GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Elective Courses

Rule: Complete 10 credits from the following subcategories. 10 total credits required. 

Raster GIS, Remote Sensing, and Image Analysis

Digital Image Processing
Image Analysis & Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Vector GIS and Networks

Transport, Planning & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Seminar GIS & Cartography
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Data Management and Programming

Sampling Methods
Community & Regional Analysis
and Planning & Analysis Laboratory

Minimum Required Grade: C-

GIS Applications

GIS in Archaeology
Field Techniques
Advanced Cartographic Design
Spatial Analysis & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Internet GIS
Planning Design
Wildlife Habitat Modeling
Minimum Required Grade: C-