Geographical Information Science Post-baccalaureate Certificate
Geography, Urban, Environmental & Sustain Studies
College of Liberal Arts
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Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The post baccalaureate certificate in GIS is a 16-credit program designed for graduate students or professionals seeking to acquire advanced skills in geographical information analysis to complement their main area of expertise. Certificate students are required to take one fundamental class on GIS principles, methods and techniques and choose three elective courses that cover various applications of GIS. Electives can be selected based on each student specific interests and/or schedule. It should be noted that a sequence of 3 electives are offered as night classes, allowing students who can take only night classes to complete the certificate in two years.
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 2.50.
Applicants must have completed a bachelor's degree and have a preferred undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 or a graduate GPA of at least 2.70
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
Required Core (4 cr)
GIS 4565 - Geographic Information Science Intensive: Theory, Analysis, and Applications (4.0 cr)
or GIS 4xxx or 5xxx (4 cr) if GIS 3564 has already been completed
Electives (12 cr)
Take 3 or more course(s) totaling 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
Take at most 4 credit(s) from the following:
· GIS 4xxx
· Take 2 or more course(s) totaling 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· GIS 5xxx
|Credits:||4.0 [max 4.0]|
|Course Equivalencies:||02453 - GIS 3564/GIS 4565|
|Grading Basis:||A-F or Aud|
|Typically offered:||Every Fall|