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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Degree Check Sheet:  Geographic Information Systems Certificate 2020-2021

The GIS certificate option serves working professionals and students interested in developing proficiency in Geospatial Sciences. GIS education has become an integral part of many academic disciplines and professions, including natural resources, environmental science, geography, geology, planning, anthropology, civil engineering, criminal justice, business, biology, health sciences, social sciences, and others. In order to develop a high-level of proficiency, the GIS course requirements for the GIS Certificate are similar to those of the Geospatial Sciences Majors. Students must complete each course in a certificate program with a grade of ā€œCā€ or better; students must also maintain a GPA of 3.0 or above in the GIS certificate program. Students should consult with a department advisor to prepare a program plan.

Required Courses

Elective Courses

Students will take 3 credits from the following:

  • GIS 3000-4999 GIS Upper Division Courses

Final Project Course

  • GIS 4890 - Advanced GIS Project Credits: 3
  • GIS 4910 - Satellite Image Processing and Analysis Credits: 3
  • GIS 4920 - Advanced Directed Study in Geospatial Sciences Credits: 3

NOTE: Depending on the Catalog year of your degree, the requirements may vary. The best source of information is the MSU Denver Catalog. Be sure to switch to your degree year.


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