Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

This undergraduate certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (17-18 hours) prepares individuals to explain geospatial science components and how they can assist in solving geographic problems; select the appropriate scale and map projections to use for various GIS applications; create and maintain geospatial datasets; and select the appropriate spatial dataset formats to use for various GIS applications.  This certificate is designed for aspiring geospatial professionals who want to become more skillful users of GIS methods, software, and related tools.

The concentrated Curriculum has four courses required for a total of 15 hours. Students can choose from approved electives for courses that are at least 2 credit hours. Total hours for GISc Certificate is 17-18 hours.

Required Core Courses (15 hours)
GEOG 5830Geographic Information Systems4
GEOG 5820Aerial Photography and Remote Sensing4
GEOG 5880Advanced Geographic Information Systems3
GEOG 3810Cartography and Graphics4
Elective Courses (2 hours minimum)
BSEN 5220Geospatial Technologies in Biosystems3
FORY 5480GIS Database Design and Analysis2
CPLN 5460Geographic Information Systems for Planning and Policy 3
GEOG 5850Drones and Geospatial Applications3
GEOG 5700Quantitative Methods and Spatial Analysis3
GEOL 5100Hydrogeology3