Undergraduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIScience)

DEM of San Juan Mountains, SW Colorado(Revised March 2018)

IMPORTANT: Beginning Fall 2018, a new GIScience Certificate plan was developed (as described below). Students who started work on the GIScience Certificate before Fall 2018 may follow the old GIScience Certificate requirements Version 1, or old GIScience Certificate requirements Version 2, or may opt to use the new GIScience Certificate requirements. All students beginning GIScience Certificate work during or after Fall 2018 are required to follow the new requirements.

The undergraduate GIScience certificate consists of three required and two elective courses. Students seeking the certificate must currently be in a UCCS degree program. To earn the certificate, students must complete 20 credits: 12 from the required courses and 8 from the set of elective courses. A minimum grade of C must be earned in all certificate courses.


Applying for the Undergraduate Certificate in GIScience:

Students must submit an application to the certificate coordinator, Dr. Diep Dao (tdao@uccs.edu).

Three Required Courses (12 credits)

  1. Introduction to GIS (GES 3030) - 4 credits
  2. Introduction to Remote Sensing (GES 3060) - 4 credits
  3. Advanced GIS (GES 4080) - 4 credits (GES 3030 is a prerequisite)

Any Two Elective Courses (8 credits)

  1. Cartography (GES 3050) - 4 credits
  2. Introduction to Geospatial Computing (GES 4130) - 4 credits (GES 3030 is a prerequisite)
  3. Geovisualization (GES 4070) - 4 credits (GES 3030 is a prerequisite)
  4. Image Processing (GES 4090) - 4 credits (GES 3060 is a prerequisite)
  5. Internet GIS (GES 4120) - 4 credits (GES 3030 is a prerequisite)
  6. Spatial Database (GES 4700) - 4 credits (GES 3030 is a prerequisite)