2023-2024 Catalog 
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2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geospatial Information Science (Undergraduate) Certificate

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The Certification in Geospatial Information Science program provides students with a project-based curriculum teaching the latest geospatial technologies and applications that allow certificate recipients to pursue cutting-edge geospatial technology jobs.  Students are required to take GIS1, GIS2 and GIS3 along with two electives to complete the certification.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion certificate recipients will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of concepts in geospatial science
  • Demonstrate proficiency in multiple geospatial science technologies
  • Apply scientific methodology to a geospatial-based question and/or issue
  • Skillfully communicate geospatial topics through written reports, oral presentations and/or multimedia displays

Certificate Requirements (10 units)

Core Courses (8 units)

Undergraduates are required to complete GIS1 and GIS2 for the Certificate in Geospatial Information Science (cGIS). Students may have a waiver if they have taken an equivalent course within the last 3 years using the same technologies.

Electives (2 units)

The certificate in GIS requires a total of 10 units. Students with waivers may take additional electives to meet the unit requirement.

Students complete at least 2 units of the following coursework:

  • ENVS 3XX: Intro to LiDAR Technologies
  • ENVS 3XX: Intro to Google Earth Engine
  • ENVS 3XX: Advanced Data Analysis
  • ENVS 3XX: Remote Sensing with GIS
  • ENVS 3XX: GIS & Watershed Systems

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