Geography Information Sciences Certificate Program
A Program of the Joint Center for GIS and Spatial Analysis (GISSA)
The GIS Certificate Program is designed to meet the needs of both the novice, and experienced GIS professionals. Students who graduate from this program will have a solid understanding of the theoretical basis of GIS and rich hands-on experience with GIS software packages.
- Apply and demonstrate the principles of geographic information science
- Formulate requirements and constraints in spatial analysis
- Complete spatial analysis with selected GIS software packages
- Develop skills for designing and implementing real-world GIS applications
- Gain hands-on experience with popular GIS software such as ArcGIS
- Learn how to communicate effectively via mapping and graphic presentation
The GIS Certificate Program is open to both matriculated and non-matriculated students at the University of Cincinnati. Students can start the program in any semester. Applications must be made online via http://admissions.uc.edu/ for the undergraduate certificate and http://grad.uc.edu/ for the graduate certificate.
To obtain a GIS certificate, a student must complete 4 required courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course for the undergraduate certificate, and a minimum grade of B in each course for the graduate certificate. The certificate will be awarded upon satisfactory completion of the required courses and approval of the online application for graduation. The certificate will appear on the official transcript.
|Remote Sensing and Cartography group (Select 1)||Introduction to GIS group (Select 1)||GIS Applications group (Select 2)|
- Pre-requisite: any 1 course under Intro to GIS Group
Lower level courses in Groups (1) and (2) may be replaced by upper level courses in Group (3) upon approval of the advisor. One of the required courses may be substituted by a similar course taken outside the program. A written petition must be submitted to Dr. Liu or Dr. Wang for such substitution, and it must include well-reasoned justifications, including a thorough comparison of content coverage between the two courses, with the syllabi attached. The petition will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
The cost of courses in this program is in accordance with the university’s general tuition rate. Please visit https://uc.edu for the current tuition rate.