Geographic Information Systems Science

Department of Geosciences

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Science (GISc)


The Department of Geosciences is offering a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Science.  Students who complete the Certificate program will achieve the following Student Learning Objectives.

The concentrated Curriculum has four courses required for a total of 14 hours. Students can choose from approved electives for courses that are at least 2 credit hours. Total hours for GISc Certificate is 16-17 hours.


Degree Seeking Students

Completing the certificate while working on a graduate degree click here.


Non-Degree Seeking Students

  • Submit an application for admission as a non-degree seeking graduate student to a Graduate Certificate program
  • Submit a transcript (showing the award of the highest degree earned) to the Graduate School
  • Pay the application fee

Note: Non-degree seeking students enrolled only in a graduate certificate program are not eligible for financial aid.


Required Core Courses

GEOG 6830 (4cr) Geography Information Systems

GEOG 6820 (4cr) Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing

GEOG 6880 (3cr) Advanced Geography Information Systems

GEOG 6700 (3cr) Quantitative Methods and Spatial Analysis


Elective Courses

BSEN 6220 (3cr) Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems

CPLN 6460 (3cr) Geography Information Systems for Planning and Policy

FORY 6480 (2cr) GIS Database Design and Analysis

GEOG 6850 (3cr) Drone and Geospatial Applications

GEOG 6890 (3cr) GIS Programming


For more information, contact:

Certificate Coordinator
Luke Marzen