Geographic Information Science - Graduate Certificate

College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Geography
413 McGilvrey Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2045
geography@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/geography


Description

The Geographic Information Science graduate certificate prepares graduates to work in the geospatial technology industry, as well as in allied industries that rely on employees who are highly trained in this technology. Prospective employers are private and public sector entities that need to manage large systems and big geospatial data, map and analyze health data, and map and analyze environmental conditions and resources. Examples of such employers are local, state and federal government agencies; business that focus on logistics, marketing and engineering; and non-profit agencies in health services and environmental management.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Online

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • Undergraduate degree in geography or a related field1
  • Minimum 3.000 undergraduate GPA
  • Goal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

 For more information about graduate admissions, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

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Requirement that undergraduate degree be in geography or related field may be waived with evidence of professional experience using geospatial technologies or alternative evidence of ability to excel in a geographic information science graduate program. 

Gainful Employment Disclosure

Disclosure statement for this certificate.

Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements

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Certificate Requirements
GEOG 59070GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 4
GEOG 59080ADVANCED GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE 3
GEOG 69164CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGN 4
Certificate Elective, choose from the following:3-4
ALGORITHMS AND PROGRAMMING I
DATA SCIENCE
QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY
SPATIOTEMPORAL ANALYTICS
ENVIRONMENTAL GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SCIENCE
CYBERGIS
GEODATABASES
ENVIRONMENTAL REMOTE SENSING
Minimum Total Credit Hours:14

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Certificate GPA
3.000