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 undergraduate 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 undergraduate certificate program is open to any degree-seeking undergraduate students at UMKC with appropriate academic backgrounds.
Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from this program will:
- Identify geospatial issues and technical needs in problem-solving in relation to relevant academic disciplines, industrial production, or public services
- Design geospatial technical approaches for problem-solving
- analyze geospatial data and produce maps using relevant GIS software
- Present geospatial study findings with oral presentation and written reports
For completion of the certificate program, the student is required to finish the coursework of 17-18 credit hours with a 3.0 GPA or higher.
|GEOG 203||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|GEOG 401||Advanced Geographic Information Science||4|
|Select three of the following:||9-10|
|Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Urban Economic Development|
|Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Image Analysis|
|Biogeography and Landscape Ecology|
|Spatial Data Analysis|
|Spatial Thinking in Social Science|
|Quantitative Planning Methods And Techniques|
|Advanced GIS For Urban Planning|