Geospatial Technologies, Graduate CertificateView Checksheet
Minimum Total Hours: 12
Program Code: G042, G043 (Online)
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.
|Choose two of the following Fundamentals courses:||6|
|Spatial Data Management for GIS Professionals|
|Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems|
|Fundamentals of Remote Sensing|
|Choose at least one course from the following:||3|
|Spatial Programming and GIS|
|Interpreting Society and Environment: Qualitative Research Methods|
|Intelligent Data Analytics|
|Advanced/Applied Courses 2|
|Choose one of the following Advanced/Applied courses:||3|
Geographic Information Science Track
|Advanced GIS and Spatial Analysis|
|Geographic Information Systems for Land Use Planning|
|Special Topics/Seminar (Topic: Advanced GIS)|
Remote Sensing Track
|Digital Image Processing|
|EOS3 Data Analytics|
|Remote Sensing Hydrology|
|Environmental Remote Sensing|
|Weather Radar Theory and Practice|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
If the student previously finished a fundamentals course as an undergraduate, they should take an additional course from the Advanced/Applied list instead.
If students started in the Geographic Information Science track, they should continue in this track when choosing Advanced/Applied courses. If students started in the Remote Sensing track, they should continue in this track when choosing Advanced/Applied courses.
A graduate certificate is not a graduate degree. A graduate degree represents a program of independent inquiry beyond the depth of coursework alone, while a graduate certificate represents a set of courses only.
- All courses must be taken at OU. No transfer credit will apply.
- No course substitutions are permitted for graduate certificates.
- Coursework applied to a graduate certificate cannot be more than five years old as of the semester the graduate certificate is awarded.
- Students must earn a grade point average of 3.00 or higher on all coursework applied to the graduate certificate.