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Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Science - Interdisciplinary

This certificate is designed to provide students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data. Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit by becoming proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.


A student must complete a minimum of 12 hours of approved coursework, and must earn a grade of at least B (3.0) in each course.

Group A (Foundation courses, one from this group)
Geographic Information Systems I
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Group B (Theoretical Breadth courses, at least one from this group)
Spatial Analysis in Geography
Location Analysis and Site Selection
Photogrammetry, Inventory and Models
Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I
Geographic Information Systems for the Social Sciences
Gropu C (Technical Breadth and Application courses, at least one from this group)
Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS II)
Advanced Remote Sensing
Transportation Geography
The Geospatial Sciences in National Security
GIS Applications
Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis II
Spatial Analysis for Public Affairs
Capstone experience (or substitute 1 additional course from above)
Special Investigations in Geography
Research in Forestry