Geography
 
Geospatial Science and Technology (GSAT) Certificate  

The certificate in Geospatial Science and Technology (GSAT) provides a program for career- oriented students and professionals in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies (remote sensing, the Global Positioning System, cartography, and spatial data handling and analysis). Rendered upon completion of the requirements, the certificate represents academic proficiency in geospatial technologies and is administered by the department of Geography. Students must take courses in the areas listed below and complete them with a cumulative GPA of 3.00 (B) or higher and no grade below a C. The certificate is available to undergraduates and non-degree seeking professionals who meet the requirements. Note that some classes may require other prerequisites for entrance.

I. Required Courses

  • GEOG 2610: Map Use and Interpretation (3 credits) OR GEOG 2611:  Geospatial Foundations (3 credits)
  • GEOG 5805: Remote Sensing 1 (3 credits)
  • GEOG 5810: Geographic Information Science 1 (3 credits)
  • GEOG 5811: Geographic Information Science 2 (3 credits) OR GEOG 5806:  Remote Sensing 2 (3 credits)

II. Elective Courses: Select 2 courses (6-7 credits) from the following options:

  • GEOG 3712: Thematic Map Design and Symbolization (3 credits)
  • GEOG 3775: Field Methods (3 credits)
  • GEOG 3790: Seminar in Geography (3 credits) *
  • GEOG 4825: Geography Internship (3 credits) *
  • GEOG 5806: Remote Sensing 2 (3 credits) ***
  • GEOG 5811: Geographic Information Science 2 (3 credits) ***
  • GEOG 5812: Global Positioning System and GIScience (3 credits)
  • GEOG 5814: 3D Modeling and GIS
  • GEOG 5820: Special Problems in Geography (3 credits) *
  • CSIS 3726: Visual / Object Oriented Programming (3 credits) **
  • CSIS 3722: Development of Databases (3 credits) **
  • CEEGR 2610: Surveying (3 credits + 1 credit 2610L lab)

* These courses are allowed for credit in the GSAT certificate only with a significant Geospatial Science and Technology related component, as well as permission of the Chair.

** These courses require CSIS 1590 and CSIS 2610 as prerequisites.

*** These courses are allowed to count for elective credit only if they have not been taken as a required course

For more information, please contact:

Dr. Bradley A. Shellito

bashellito AT ysu DOT edu
Department of Geography
126 Phelps Hall
phone: 330-941-3317

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