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The Certificate Program requires 20 hours of instruction. It provides sophisticated education in GIS, remote sensing and cartography and serves as a basis for entry-level employment in the geotechnology industry. There are five required courses to complete the certificate:
|GEO 141||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS I: DIGITAL MAPPING||4|
|GEO 242||GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS II: COMMUNITY GIS||4|
|GEO 243||REMOTE SENSING||4|
|GEO 391||STATISTICAL DATA ANALYSIS FOR GIS||4|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|REMOTE SENSING II|
|GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS III: SPATIAL ANALYSIS FOR SUSTAINABILITY|
|PROGRAMMING IN PYTHON FOR GIS|
|GIS ANALYSIS OF ENVIRONMENTAL AND PUBLIC HEALTH|
|WEB GIS AND SPATIAL DATA VISUALIZATION ON THE WEB|
GEO 141 and GEO 242 must be taken in sequence. GEO 141 is a pre-requisite for GEO 391. GEO 243 can be taken at any time. Please contact the Department if you are considering pursuing the GIS Certificate, even if you are a declared geography major.
In order to earn a certificate in GIS, a student must:
- Earn at least a grade of C- in each Certificate course.
- Earn at least a cumulative GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to the Certificate.
- Earn a letter grade. The pass / fail option may not be selected for courses in the Certificate.
A student completing a GIS Certificate is eligible to simultaneously complete a Geography minor. No more than 3 GIS Certificate courses can be applied to a Geography minor. A student wishing to complete a GIS Certificate and a Geography minor will complete a minimum of 8 Geography courses. Please see a faculty advisor in the Department of Geography for further details.