Geographic Information Science, Certificate (203)


Program Coordinator

Kevin B. Cary,, (270) 745-2981

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is widely used in business, industry, government, and education. This graduate certificate is designed for students in a variety of disciplines that involve spatial analysis, mapping, and interpretation of geospatial data. Students who complete the program will have a solid GIS foundation that spans the collection, management, analysis, interpretation, and display of geospatial data using geographic information systems. Students gain practical experience by completing projects that require the use of sophisticated GIS functions. Finally, they learn how to develop and implement customized GIS applications.

Program Admission

Please refer to the admission section of this catalog for Graduate School admission requirements.

Program Requirements (10 hours)

Required Courses
Select a series of three graduate courses for a minimum of 10 credit hours of the following:10
Remote Sensing Applications
Spatial Databases
Geoscience Statistical Methods
Geoprocessing & GIS Applications
GIS Analysis and Modeling
GIS Programming
Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
Geoscience Practicum
Total Hours10