Certificate in Geographic Information Science (code GEOGCT01)
Co-Directors: Christopher Lee, Suzanne Wechsler
This certificate provides experience in quantitative spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems, working with remotely sensed imagery and field-derived data, and effective communication through maps. The certificate serves as a supplement to standard degree programs. A brochure describing the GIScience Certificate is available in the department or on-line at www.csulb.edu/geography.
- 1. A bachelor's degree, which may be earned concurrently.
- 2. Consultation with the certificate advisor in the Geography Department.
- 3. Satisfactory completion of prerequisites (9 units):
- 4. A minimum of 23 units distributed as follows:
- A. Core Courses. Take all the following courses:
- GEOG 400 Geographical Analysis (4)
- GEOG 473* Remote Sensing (4)
- GEOG 485/585 Principles of Geographic Information Science (4)
- B. Specialization (three courses):
- Students are encouraged to select a specialization in one of the following three areas, although courses can be selected between categories with advisor approval.
- Geographic Information Systems: GEOG 487A/587A, 487B/587B, 488/588
- Remote Sensing: GEOG 474*, 475*
- Cartography: GEOG 482*, 484/584
The following courses may be substituted for the above courses with advisor consent: GEOG 481, 492, 494, 497, 697, 680. Substitutions may also be made for courses in database, computer programming, surveying and/or web design and visualization with approval from the Certificate Advisor.