GIS and Spatial Analysis

Graduate Certificate in GIS and Spatial Analysis

Certificate Code - CG37

Required Courses
Select four of the following courses:12
Spatial Econometrics
Spatial Econometrics
Geospatial Modeling
Spatial Analysis for Resource Management
Spatial Hydrology and Watershed Analysis
Geographic Information Systems for Aquatic Resource Management
Geographic Information Science
Geographic Information Science: Technical Issues
Environmental Geographic Information Systems Modeling
Remote Sensing Principles
Advanced Geographic and Information Science
Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis
Advanced Remote Sensing
Independent Study Requirement3
GIS and Spatial Analysis Project
Total Hours15

Certificate Learning Outcomes

GIS and Spatial Analysis

Upon completion of the certificate, students should be able to:

  • Critique and make defendable decisions on the proper selection and use of geographic data (format, scale, lineage, accuracy) in spatial analysis and modeling problems.
  • Develop statistically valid spatial models which test and then correct for potential issues of randomness, independence, and autocorrelation.
  • Recognize how GIS and Spatial Analysis can be used to solve spatial issues in the fields of hydrology, forestry, wildlife, soils, geology, planning, economics, energy, and conservation, under changing land use/cover and climate scenarios.
  • Conduct a GIS and Spatial Analysis study which applies all aspects of spatial data collection, development, analysis, modeling, and interpretation following the scientific method.