The objective of the GIScience certificate program is to equip students with the skills to apply analytical procedures of GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography to address geographical and environmental issues.
Required credits 
GES 286 (4 credits)
GES 381 (4 credits)
GES 386 (4 credits)
GES 486 or GES 488 Spatial Data Analysis and GIS Applications (3 credits)
Electives (choose three)
GES 383 Statistical & Thematic Cartography
GES 405 Applied Landscape Ecology
GES 419 Watershed Analysis
GES 462 GIS and Human-Environmental Systems
GES 481 Remote Sensing of the Environment
GES 482 Cartographic Internship*
GES 483 GIS Internship*
GES 485 Field Research in Geography
* Only one internship (3 credits) is allowed to count toward the GIScience Certificate and must be approved by your advisor.
A student must have a 2.5 or better GPA in the certificate courses, and no course with a grade lower than a C can count toward the certificate. Students who complete the certificate requirements with a 3.25 GPA will earn a GIScience Certificate with Distinction. No course substitutions are allowed for Program Requirements. Students should consult with an academic advisor to effectively complete the certificate requirements.