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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography

413 McGilvrey Hall
Tel: 330-672-2045


The certificate in Environmental Geographic Information Science is offered online only and will prepare graduates to work in the geospatial technology industry, as well as allied industries that rely on employees who are highly trained in this technology. Prospective employers are private and public sector entities that need to map and analyze environmental conditions and resources. Examples of such employers are local, state and federal government agencies; businesses 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 three letters of recommendation.For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

*This requirement may be waived with evidence of professional experience using geospatial technologies or alternative evidence of ability to excel in a geographic information science graduate degree program.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 15 credit hours and minimum 3.000 GPA. 

Course Title Credits
Choose from the following: 15
GEOG 59072 Geographic Information Science and Health (3)  
GEOG 59078 Geographic Information Science and Environmental Hazards (3)  
GEOG 69004 Quantitative Methods in Geography (3)  
GEOG 69079 Environmental Geographic Information Science (3)  
GEOG 69083 Geodatabases (3)  
GEOG 69164 Cartographic Design (4)  
GEOG 69231 Environmental Remote Sensing (3)