Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
The graduate certificate in Geographical Information Systems provide students with knowledge and experience to compete and work in the field of GIS both in public and private sector. The combination of courses focus on the acquisition, storing, visualization, modeling, and analysis of information on spatial phenomena with some emphasis on geospatial applications.
A satellite image of UH and surroundings accompanied by corresponding LIDAR data
The certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours. These are allocated as follows:
Section A - Core Courses: total 9 credit hours
Section B - Electives, 3 credit hours from the following:
- Geol 6389 Advanced GIS for Geologists
- CIVI 7397 Advanced Engineering GIS
- GIS courses from other depts. (e.g. Social Sciences, etc.)
Section C - Supervised by qualified professor in the area of speciality. Senior research project (4396) for well-qualified undergraduates, selected topics in geology (6397), or thesis or dissertation hours (7398, 8398) for graduates.
Students seeking this certificate must submit a transcript showing degree received. With permission of the Department, selected well-qualified undergraduates will be allowed to participate in the certification program.
New students need to apply online at www.applytexas.org under Graduate and under Degree you will seek click Certificate.
Spring - December 1
Fall - July 1