Geographic Information Science

Programs: GIS Certificate

A Geographic Information System is a computer-based system which provides information using geographically-referenced data. Computerized maps of various data (e.g. demographics, statistics, soils, vegetation) are overlaid to produce useful geographic information to decision makers. GIS can provide valuable locational information used for planning. It is an essential tool in urban and regional design, marketing and industrial location, environmental systems analysis, and in providing government services.

Applications for admission to the program are available in the Department of Geography and Anthropology.

The Certificate inGeographic Information System consists of 15 credit hours of coursework calculated in the following manner.

Required Courses

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
GEOG 3305 Introduction to Cartographic Processes 3
GEOG 3315 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 4405 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3

Choose one from the following:
Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
GEOG 4410 Introduction to Remote Sensing 3
GEOG 4500 Advanced Topics in Geospatial Science 3

Required Capstone Course

Course NumCourse TitleCredit Hours
GEOG 4415 Practicum in Geographic Information Systems 3

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