The certificate in Geographic Information Science has as its core the study and use of geographic information systems (GIS). Central to this program are the theoretical and applied fundamentals of the collection, management, analysis and representation of spatial data. The program builds on this core by exploring both traditional and novel methods for geo-visualization. Methods include teaching about various GIS and remote sensing technologies used to collect and analyze spatial data and how to use these technologies, critically discussing the implications of geo-spatial technologies on individuals and society, demonstrating how geo-spatial technologies are used effectively in urban and regional planning processes; and by exploration of applications of GIS to environmental, resource and policy/management issues.
To be admitted to the undergraduate certificate, students must have:
- An overall GPA of at least 2.00
- Satisfactorily complete at least two-thirds of the most recent 30 semester credits attempted
- A full understanding of basic computer use is expected.
Note: Students pursuing the GIScience major or minor are not eligible for the GIScience certificate program.
Current TUITION & FEE RATES - This certificate is not eligible for financial aid.
Contact the program director: Laure Charleux