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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045


The post-bachelor’s certificate in Geographic Information Science is offered online only and will prepare graduates to work in the geospatial technology industry, as well as in allied industries that rely on employees who are highly trained in this technology. Prospective employers are private and public sector entities that need to (a) manage large systems and big geospatial data, (b) map and analyze health data and (c) map and analyze environmental conditions and resources. Examples of such employers are local, state and federal government agencies; business that focus on logistics, marketing and engineering; and non-profit agencies in health services and environmental management.

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s), minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA; undergraduate degree in geography or a related field*; goal statement and two letters of recommendation. For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

* Requirement that undergraduate degree be in geography or related field may be waived with evidence of professional experience using geospatial technologies or alternative evidence of ability to excel in a geographic information science graduate program.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 14 credit hours and minimum 3.000 overall GPA.

Course Title Credits
GEOG 59070 Geographic Information Science 4
GEOG 59080 Advanced Geographic Information Science 3
GEOG 69164 Cartographic Design 4
Choose one from the following: 3-4
CS 61002 Algorithms and Programming I (4)  
DSCI 64210 Data Science (3)  
GEOG 69004 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)  
GEOG 69007 Spatiotemporal Analytics (3)  
GEOG 69079 Environmental Geographic Information Science (3)  
GEOG 69082 CyberGIS (3)  
GEOG 69083 Geodatabases (3)  
GEOG 69231 Environmental Remote Sensing (3)