GISci Certificate

The Department of Geography and Geology offers a certificate in Geographic Information Science (GISci). The GISci certificate enables students to achieve a documented expertise in geographic techniques which can then be leveraged to gain employment in the expanding GIS job market. Nationwide it is becoming more common that employers are looking for people who not only have degrees that include GIS courses, but also certificates are regarded as another mechanism to see that a potential job candidate has gained the required skills to be certified as a GIS specialist. For the Department of Geography and Geology, we are using the laboratory and equipment resources as well as faculty expertise to guide our students to fruitful careers in geography and this certificate is one way for us to fulfill that mission. To obtain the certificate a student must complete the following courses:

GGY 220 – Cartography (3)

GGY 222 – Quantitative Methods (3)
GGY 328 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3)
GGY 422 – Remote Sensing in Environmental Analysis(3)

In addition, the student must take one of the following:

GGY 424 – Advanced GIS (4)
GGY 426 – Environmental GIS (4)

An overall average of “C” (2.00) or better is required among courses taken for the certification.

For more information contact:
Dr. Halls - Deloach 125 or hallsjATuncw.edu


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