Graduate Certificate: Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Student Learning Outcomes
- Students will be able to identify geospatial issues and technical needs in problem-solving in relation to relevant academic disciplines, industrial production, or public services
- Students will be able to design geospatial technical approaches for problem-solving
- Students will be able to analyze geospatial data and produce maps using relevant GIS software
- Students will be able to present geospatial study findings with oral presentation and written reports
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial techniques are fast-growing and increasingly applied to almost all sectors of our society. Examples include environmental mapping, urban planning, and public resource management. This Missouri State-approved, transcripted graduate certificate program offers GIS-related multidisciplinary courses through several academic programs of the College of Arts & Sciences, such as Geosciences, Urban Planning and Design, Sociology, Economics, and Criminal Justice and Criminology. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in the rapidly growing job market.
This graduate certificate program is open to any students with a bachelor's or a graduate degree and appropriate academic backgrounds, such as degree-seeking graduate students and working professionals.
For completion of the certificate program, the student is required to finish the coursework of 17-20 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
|Required Core Courses|
|GEOG 450||Gis Fundamentals for Research Applications||4|
|GEOG 5507||Advanced Geographic Information Science||4|
|Select three of the following:||9-12|
|GEOG 5502||Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis||4|
|GEOG 5504||Biogeography and Landscape Ecology||3|
|GEOG 5544||Advanced Spatial Data Analysis||4|
|GEOG 5548||Satellite Climatology||4|
|GEOG 5598D||Special Topics in Advanced GIS and Remote Sensing||3|
|CJC 5592||Advanced GIS For Crime Analysis||3|
|ECON 5511||Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban Economic Development||3|
|UPD 5740||Advanced GIS for Urban Planning||3|
|SOCIOL 5534||Spatial Thinking in Social Science||3|