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 11 required credits and 9 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.

 

Certificate of Art - Geographic Information Systems

College Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 20

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2017-2018


Summary

Required GIS Core Courses9-11
Introduction to GIS
Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing
Additional Required Courses3-4
Advanced Elective Courses
Raster GIS, Remote Sensing, and Image Analysis
Vector GIS and Networks
Data Management and Programming
GIS Applications
Total Hours12-15

Required GIS Core Courses

Rule: Must complete 1 from each of the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-

9-11 Total Credits Required

Introduction to GIS

FORS 250Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt3
or GPHY 284 Intro to GIS and Cartography
Total Hours3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Required Courses

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

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Advanced Elective Courses

Rule: Must complete 9-11 credits of the following subcategories

Minimum Required Grade: C-

9-11 Total Credits Required

Raster GIS, Remote Sensing, and Image Analysis

Select one or both of the following:4-8
Digital Image Processing
Image Analysis & Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Total Hours4-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Vector GIS and Networks

Select 3-11 credits from the following:3-11
Transport, Planning & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Seminar GIS & Cartography
Spatial Analysis and Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Total Hours3-11

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Data Management and Programming

Select 3-10 credits from the following:3-10
Computer Mdlng/Science Majors
Sampling Methods
Community & Regional Analysis
and Planning & Analysis Laboratory
Total Hours3-10

Minimum Required Grade: C-

GIS Applications

Select 3-11 credits from the following:3-11
GIS in Archaeology
Field Techniques
Advanced Cartographic Design
Spatial Analysis & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory
Planning Design
Wildlife Habitat Modeling
Total Hours3-11
Minimum Required Grade: C-