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Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Science (GISc)

The department of Geosciences is offering a Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems Science.  Students who complete the Certificate program will achieve the following Student Learning Outcomes:

  • be able to explain the three components of geospatial science and how it applies to help solve geographic problems
  • be able to select the appropriate scale and map projections to use for various GIS applications
  • be able to create and maintain geospatial datasets
  • be able to select the appropriate spatial dataset formats to use for various GIS applications
  • be able to identify the appropriate type of spatial analysis to help solve geographic problems for scientific research and or in decision support.
  • be able to communicate effectively via mapping and graphic presentation
  • be able to create programs and scripts to automate geospatial tasks and implement geographic concepts.
  • develop skills for designing and implementing real-world GIS applications
  • gain hands-on experience with widely used GIS software 

The concentrated Curriculum has four courses required for a total of 14 hours. Students can choose from approved electives for courses that are at least 2 credit hours. Total hours for GISc Certificate is 16-17 hours.

Required Core Courses

GEOG 6830 (4cr) Geography Information Systems

GEOG 6820 (4cr) Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing

GEOG 6880 (3cr) Advanced GIS

GEOG 6700 (3cr) Quantitative and Spatial Analysis

Elective Courses

BSEN 6220 (3cr) Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems

FORY 6480 (2cr) GIS Database Design and Analysis

CPLN 6460 (3cr) Digital Applications GIS

GEOG 6850 (3cr) GIS Applications

 

For more information, contact:

Certificate Coordinator
Luke Marzen
marzelj@auburn.edu



Last Updated: 04/02/2018