Geography and Environmental Sustainability Graduate Certificates
Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Technologies
Masters students in the existing degree program may be focused in physical geography, human geography, or applications of geotechnologies to geographic questions. For this certificate, however, we recommend a subset of existing courses to focus on one or more of the following: geographical information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RD), or management of geodatabases associated with GIS, RS, or other geospatial technologies.
The embedded certificate consists of a minimum of 12 hours consisting of at least four courses, at least two of which are required to have the GIS prefix. The specific certificate requirements are as follows:
|GIS 5013||Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems||3|
|or GIS 5133||Fundamentals of Remote Sensing|
|Choose two from:||6|
|Spatial Programming and GIS|
|Intelligent Data Analytics|
|Database Design and Administration|
|Advanced/Applied Courses 2|
|Choose at least one from:||3|
Geographic Information Science
|Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis|
|Seminar in GIS Design|
|Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning|
|Special Topics/Seminar (Advanced GIS)|
|Digital Image Processing|
|Remote Sensing Hydrology|
|Weather Radar Theory and Practice|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
If the student has previously finished a fundamentals course as an undergraduate, a second course should be taken from the Advanced/Applied list, instead.
If students started in the GIS track, then they should continue in this track when choosing Advance/Applied courses. If students started in the Remote Sensing track, then they should continue in the Remote Sensing track when choosing Advance/Applied courses.