Department of Geography and Planning

Degree Requirements for Geographic Information Science (GIS) and Applied Geographics Certificate


Requirements for Completion

Students enrolled full-time can complete the requirements for this 12-credit program in one year. Students admitted into the program for the fall semester should be able to enroll in all the necessary courses within the academic year and can complete their final project by the end of the spring semester.

Specific Requirements

  • Students enrolling in the program will be required to complete a minimum of 9 credits from the list of approved GIS technical courses;
  • Students must also complete a final 3 credit project workshop based on a terminal project related to a research problem specific to their discipline;
  • Students must maintain a minimum "B" average to complete the certificate program.
  • Course selection and the sequence of courses will be agreed upon by the student and the program coordinator to help students complete the program and gain the necessary skills.

Course List and Descriptions

Last Updated: 6/23/21