Certificate Program and Minors

We offer a certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and minors in Urban and Regional Planning and Environmental Science.

 

Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Geography, Planning and Environment Department information  

Requirements


Twenty-two to twenty-five credits, distributed as follows.

A mimimum GPA of B (3.0) in the program courses is required.

A. Foundations (14 credits)


  • GEO 203 - Introduction to Spatial Analysis (3)
  • GEO 304 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (3).
  • GEO 452 - Geographic Information Systems I (4).
  • GEO 453 - Geographic Information Systems II (4).

B. Advanced Analysis (5-8 credits)


Two from, including at least one computer science course:

  • GEO 494 - Spatial Analysis Seminar (4).
  • URP 498 - Internship (3).
  • GEO 477 - GIS Project Management and Planning (4).
  • CIS 152 - Database Management Software (2).
  • CIS 173 - Visual BASIC for Windows (3)
  • CSC 175 - Problem Solving and Programming I (4)

C. Subject Area Knowledge (3 credits)


A course from one of the following areas:

Anthropology


  • ANT 110 - Introduction to Archaeology (3)
  • ANT 311 - Historical Archaeology (3).
  • ANT 318 - Mesoamerican Archeology (3).
  • ANT 322 - Eastern North American Archaeology (3).

Biology


  • BIO 111 - Organismal Biology (4)
  • BIO 423 - Wildlife Ecology and Management (4).

Business Management


  • BUS 381 - Management Information Systems (3).
  • SCM 211 - Business Statistics (3)

Earth and Resource Science


  • URP 411 - Reimagining Legacy Cities (3).
  • URP 491 - Transportation Planning (3)
  • ESS 472 - Watershed Management (3).

Engineering and Design


  • EGR 165 - Computer-Aided Design (3)
  • EGR 310 - Engineering Economics (3)

Public Administration


  • PUB 422 - Environmental Law and Public Policy (3).
  • PUB 448 - Urban Renewal (3).
  • PUB 449 - Green Community Development (3).
  • PUB 476 - Environmental Planning (3).

Public Health


  • PHS 315 - Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • PHS 420 - Introduction to Environmental Health (3)


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Urban and Regional Planning Minor

Urban and Regional Planning Minor

Geography, Planning and Environment Department information  

Faculty Advisor:  Victoria Morckel, Earth and Resource Science

Requirements


Eighteen to nineteen credits, distributed as follows.

A. Fundamentals (9 credits)


  • GEO 203 - Introduction to Spatial Analysis (3)
  • URP 111 - Introduction to Urban Geography and Planning (3)
  • URP 310 - Reading the City: Urban Planning History, Theory, and Law (3).

B. Electives (9-10 credits)


Three from:

  • GEO 452 - Geographic Information Systems I (4).
  • URP 312 - Resource Planning and Management (3).
  • URP 364 - Global Perspectives in Planning (3).
  • URP 411 - Reimagining Legacy Cities (3).
  • URP 460 - Research in Planning and Sustainability Science (3).
  • URP 476 - Environmental Planning (3).
  • URP 491 - Transportation Planning (3)
  • URP 497 - Urban Planning Studio (3).

Note


An internship is highly recommended:

  • URP 498 - Internship (3).


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Environmental Science Minor

Environmental Science Minor

Geography, Planning and Environment Department information  

Requirements


Eighteen to nineteen credits as follows:

  • ESS 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science (4)
  • ESS 102 - Environmental Science: Impacts and Solutions (4)
  • ESS 150 - Energy and Climate (4)
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  • One from:

  • ESS 272 - Principles of Hydrology (3).
  • ESS 282 - Weather, Climate and Oceanography (4)
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  • ESS 372 - Biogeography (3).


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