Certificate in Geographic Information Science

The Geographic Information Science Certificate provides the recipient with a working knowledge of Geographic Information Science (GISci) in sufficient detail that they are prepared for professional positions involving the theoretical and applied aspects of implementing and administering a Geographic Information Science.

To the prospective employer, the certificate is a professional endorsement that the recipient has received five university level courses on issues fundamental to the design, implementation, and management of Geographic Information Science. A formal certificate issued by the Texas State’s College of Liberal Arts and a statement on the recipient’s Texas State transcript recognize successful completion of the program.

Applicants to the Geographic Information Science Certificate program are required to be a Texas State University Undergraduate degree seeking or post-baccalaureate student in good standing.

Requirements for the Certificate (19-20 hours) - Student must complete the following with no grade less than a “C” and an overall average for the five classes of at least a 2.5.

GEO 2426Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems4
GEO 3426Advanced GIS4
Select three of the following:11-12
Maps and Mapmaking
Principles of Remote Sensing
Advanced Cartographic Design
Digital Remote Sensing
GPS and GIS
Web Mapping
GIS Design and Implementation
Total Hours19-20

Recommended Specializations

GIS
Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems
Advanced GIS
GIS Design and Implementation
Remote Sensing
Principles of Remote Sensing
Digital Remote Sensing
Cartography
Maps and Mapmaking
Advanced Cartographic Design
Web Mapping
GPS
GPS and GIS

For additional information and application process, discuss with an academic advisor or refer to http://www.geo.txstate.edu/degrees-programs/certificates.html.