Graduate Certificate in GIS
The demand for geospatial science skills is growing across many disciplines and industries: scientific investigation, resource management, civil engineering, marketing, archeology, environmental research, urban planning, demography, development, policy, public health and emergency management, to name a few. The Graduate Certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) prepares students to work in these fields and more.
In the certificate program, students use a combination of industry standard and open-source software in hands-on classes. They learn all aspects of GIS theory and practice, from the science of cartography and geographical statistical analysis to database design and geospatial modeling. All students in GIS classes also attend at least one Mapathon as part of their coursework.
"I was able to go to Central America and different parts of D.C. to work with undocumented immigrants. This on-the-ground experience made me a strong candidate for research positions."
Gloriana Sojo Lara
GIS Certificate '16
|GEOG 6304||Geographical Information Systems I|
|GEOG 6305||Geospatial Statistics|
|Two of the following:|
|GEOG 6303||Introduction to Remote Sensing|
|GEOG 6306||Geographical Information Systems II|
|GEOG 6307||Digital Image Processing|
|GEOG 6308||Programming for Geospatial Applications|
|GEOG 6309||GIS for Emergency Management|
|GEOG 6310||Geovisualization and Cartography|
|GEOG 6311||Open Source Solutions for Geospatial Project Management|