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Department of Geography

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements GISRSACRT

Requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Environmental Remote Sensing. One (1) course:
    • GEOG-G 336 Environmental Remote Sensing
  2. Geographic Information Science. One (1) course:
  3. None
  4. Advanced course. One (1) course:
    • GEOG-G 436
    • GEOG-G 438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
  5. Electives. 15 additional credit hours, selected from the Electives list.
    • GEOG-G 237 Mapping our World: From Mercator to Mashups
    • GEOG-G 250 Computing in the Geospatial Sciences
    • GEOG-G 397 Social and Historical Geographic Information Systems
    • GEOG-G 436
    • GEOG-G 438 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
    • GEOG-G 439 GIS and Environmental Analysis
    • GEOG-G 481 Terrestrial Ecosystem Modeling
    • GEOG-G 485 Geospatial Programming
    • GEOG-G 488 Applied Spatial Statistics
    • GEOG-G 489 Geospatial Analysis of Big Data in Python
    • EAS-E 424 Geographic Information Systems Applications in Geology
    • SPEA-E 418 VECTOR-BASED GIS
    • SPEA-E 419 APPLIED REMOTE SENSING OF THE ENVIRONMENT
    • SPEA-V 465
  6. Certificate GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.