This Certificate Program is designed to benefit students who seek to enhance their skills in geospatial technology, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing. Students will be exposed to standard software tools used in the industry (ArcGIS), as well as satellite image data. Students who earn the Certificate will enhance their employment prospects and/or advance their careers in geospatial technology, particularly in job settings that stress the use of satellite remote sensing and vector-based GIS.
The Certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours, including 3 core courses and 2 or more electives completed with at least a C- grade in each course. Students may also request to count 1 course (3 credit hours) taken previously at UM or another accredited college or university within the past 3 years toward the certificate. This course must have been taken for a grade.
|GIS Certificate Program Core Courses|
|GEG 310||Geographic Information Systems I||3|
|GEG 321||Remote Sensing of the Environment||3|
|GEG 410||Geographic Information Systems II||3|
|GIS Certificate Program Electives|
|Select a minimum two of the following:||6|
|Spatial Data Analysis I|
|Topics in Geography|
or GEG 590
|Advanced Topics in Geography|
or GEG 598
|Advanced Independent Research|
|Spatial Data Analysis II|
|Crime Mapping & Analysis|
|Internship in Geography 1|
|Total Credit Hours||15|
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 597).
Note that all courses from the Certificate Program can be double counted toward the major.
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