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

W.A. Franke College of Forestry and Conservation

Degree Specific Credits: 20-21

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2019-2020


Summary

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Required GIS Core Courses

9-11

Introduction to GIS

Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing

Advanced Elective Courses

10-11

Raster GIS, Remote Sensing, and Image Analysis

Vector GIS and Networks

Data Management and Programming

Total Hours

20-21

Required GIS Core Courses

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

Introduction to GIS

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

FORS 250

Intro to GIS for Forest Mgt

GPHY 284

Intro to GIS and Cartography

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3-4

FORS 351

Env Remote Sensing

GPHY 487
& GPHY 489

Remote Sensing/Raster GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

Total Hours

3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Additional Required Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses:

3

FORS 350

Forestry Apps of GIS

GPHY 488

Applications of GIS

Total Hours

3

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Elective Courses

Course List

Code

Title

Hours

Complete 10 credits of the following courses:

10

ANTY 452

GIS in Archaeology

CSCI 125

Computation in the Sciences

CSCI 126

Computation in the Sciences with Calculus

FORS 505

Sampling Methods

FORS 551

Digital Image Processing

GPHY 385

Field Techniques

GPHY 468
& GPHY 469

Community & Regional Analysis
and Planning & Analysis Laboratory

GPHY 474

UAV RS for Freshwater Ecology

GPHY 481

Advanced Cartographic Design

GPHY 485

Internet GIS

GPHY 486
& GPHY 489

Transport, Planning & GIS
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

GPHY 564

Planning Design

GPHY 580

Seminar GIS & Cartography

GPHY 587
& GPHY 589

Image Analysis & Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

GPHY 588
& GPHY 589

Spatial Analysis and Modeling
and Cartography/GIS Laboratory

WILD 562

Wildlife Habitat Modeling

Minimum Required Grade: C-