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Geographic Information Sciences (Graduate Certificate)

The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Sciences (GIS) equips students for careers that require the creation, use, and analysis of spatial data. It is pertinent to a variety of fields, including urban planners, public health experts, landscape biologists, geologists, environmental scientists, transportation planners, criminologists, etc.

Applicants must meet the admission standards of the Graduate School. In addition, applicants must submit a completed application form, evidence of a completed baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university with a g.p.a of 3.0 or more, two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement on why the student would like to pursue the Graduate Certificate in GIS.

The Graduate Certificate in GIS requires a minimum of 12 credits. The actual number of credits completed for the certificate will depend on the combination of 3- and 4-credit classes that students take.

Core course
UP 6700Geographic Information Systems4
Elective courses
UP 7130Advanced GIS Applications4
ESG 5650Applied Geologic Mapping4
ESG 6160Applied Remote Sensing3
ESG 6170Spatial Statistics and Analyses for Environmental Applications3
INF 6050Computer Programming3
ET 5600Python: Industrial Applications 3
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