This certificate provides experience in quantitative spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems software, remotely sensed imagery and field-derived data, and effective communication through maps. The certificate serves as a supplement to standard degree programs. Further information on the GIScience Certificate is available from the Geography undergraduate advisor, and online at www.csulb.edu/geography.
This certificate program is eligible for Financial Aid. Please see the department web site for required Federal disclosure information.
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:
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:
One of the following courses may be substituted for the above courses with advisor consent: GEOG 446, GEOG 492, GEOG 494, GEOG 497, GEOG 697, GEOG 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.