Curriculum

Students from across UNCW's undergraduate and graduate programs enroll in GISci courses offered in the Dept. of Geography & Geology. The curriculum is organized as follows:

Graduate Certifcate in Geographic Information Science:
Students who have received an undergraduate degree (BA or BS) can come back to school and enroll in the GISci certificate! Many students pursue the GIS certificate program while also pursuing a Masters program. To apply to the certificate program, see the instructions on the UNCW graduate school webpage:

To learn more about the requirements of the certificate program, check out the graduate catalog. UNCW offers several GISci courses at the graduate level that count as electives in several programs such as Marine Science, Geology, Masters in Public Administration, and Biology/Marine Biology. The following courses are offered:

GGY520: Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (no prerequisites)
GGY 522: Remote Sensing in Environmental Analysis
GGY 524: Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GGY 526: Environmental Geographic Information Systems
GGY 528: Advanced Remote Sensing
GGY 591: Directed Independent Study
GGY 594: Teaching Practicum in GIS and Remote Sensing
GGY 598: Internship in Applied Geography

To find out when the courses are offered, visit the SeaNet webpage and search the "detailed class schedule".

B.A. in Applied Geography:
Students who are interested in earning a B.A. in geography can choose from three options: human, physical and applied. To learn more about these options check out the undergraduate catalog BA in Geography (page 150) and the course descriptions (page 283). Also check out the BA in Geography webpage.

Minor in Geospatial Technologies:
Many students who major in Geography, Environmental Studies, Geology, and many others also enroll in the geospatial technologies minor.

Geography Internship Program:
The Geography Internship Program, directed by Drs. Hines and Halls, encourages qualified undergraduate Geography students to participate in the program. There are many local government, private, and non-profit organizations who hire our students so contact Dr. Hines or Dr. Halls for more information.

Undergraduate GISci Courses:
GGY 220 – Cartograph
GGY 222 – Quantitative Methods
GGY 328 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
GGY 422 – Remote Sensing in Environmental Analysis
GGY 424 – Advanced GIS
GGY 426 – Environmental GIS
GGY 428– Advanced Remote Sensing


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