The Certificate Program in Geospatial Technology (GT) is designed to benefit students who seek to enhance their skills in geospatial technology, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing. The Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, including three core courses and two or more electives. Students may receive credit toward the Certificate for past coursework completed at UM or other accredited schools. All fifteen credits may be double counted toward the M.A. degree, making it possible for a student to complete both the M.A. and the Certificate in two years.
|GIS Certificate Program Core Courses|
|GEG 691||Geographic Information Systems I||3|
|GEG 692||Remote Sensing of the Environment||3|
|GEG 693||Geographic Information Systems II||3|
|GIS Certificate Program Electives|
|Select 6 credit hours from the following:||6|
|Advanced Independent Study in Geography I|
|Internship in Geography|
|Advanced Independent Study in Geography II|
|Spatial Data Analysis I|
|Spatial Data Analysis II|
|Other approved electives|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
Note that all courses from the Certificate Program can be double counted toward the MA in Geography Degree.
Students are encouraged to find a suitable internship experience with the Career Planning and Placement Center or with the GIS Program Director. Upon approval by the GIS Program Director, 3 credit hours may be earned with an internship (GEG 635).
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