Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Geography, Planning and Environment Department information  

Students can be admitted into a certificate program if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; have earned a bachelor’s degree; or have not earned a bachelor’s degree but would like to earn a certificate. Degree-seeking students will declare the certificate program by submitting a change of program form in SIS. The certificate appears on a student’s official transcript. Non-Candidate For Degree students may apply directly through the undergraduate non-degree admissions procedures. This certificate program is Not Eligible for Federal Financial Aid if a student is not degree-seeking. Students completing a certificate only are not allowed to participate in Commencement, however the certificate will appear on a student’s official transcript. 

Requirements


Twenty-two to twenty-six 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 (3-4 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)

Geography, Planning and Environment


  • ESS 472 - Watershed Management (3)
  • ESS 476 - Environmental Planning (3)
  • POL 422 - Environmental Law and Public Policy (3)
  • URP 411 - Reimagining Legacy Cities (3)
  • URP 491 - Transportation Planning (3)

Engineering and Design


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

Public Health


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


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