Certificate in Geospatial Technologies


This is the application for admission to the undergraduate certificate in Geospatial Technologies.  The certificate is housed in the College of Arts and Sciences but also encompasses other colleges. It is intended for students who wish to retain their planned major and minor, yet enrich their undergraduate education in a skilled manner that better prepares them for prospective employers or graduate school. The certificate, awarded upon graduation, will offer the student an additional layer of credentials as they seek gainful employment in this fast and growing field.

You must also apply to graduate with the certificate on Ulink at the beginning of the semester in which you intend to graduate with your major.  You must fill out two graduation applications since this certificate is non-degree seeking.  When you are ready to graduate - the link to graduate with the certificate should appear just under the link to graduate with your major.

“Because the uses for geospatial technology are so widespread and diverse, the market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent, with the commercial subsection of the market expanding at the rate of 100 percent each year.”
(US Department of Labor, https://www.doleta.gov/brg/indprof/geospatial_profile.cfm)



Required Courses (2):

  • Geography 350: Introduction to Mapping and Geospatial Technologies
  • Geography 558: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Elective Courses (Choose 3):

  • Geography 355: Remote Sensing
  • Geography 356: Introduction to Spatial Statistics
  • Geography 385: Introduction to Programming and Spatial Data Analysis
  • Geography 531: GIS and Urban Demographic Analysis
  • Geography 559: Advanced GIS
  • Geosciences 571: GIS and Water Resources
  • Geography 590: Web Mapping

To Apply Please Contact:
DJ Biddle

(502) 852-2702