Geographic Information Science

Undergraduate GIS Certificate Program

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data.

Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit from this program by becoming proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.

The program is available to all University of Missouri students, and requires completing coursework that includes 1) Foundation courses, 2) Theoretical Breadth courses, 3) Technical Breadth and Application courses, and 4) a Capstone Experience. These classes are taught in departments such as Geography, Natural Resources and Engineering.

The Certificate program is administered differently for undergraduate students and those who are admitted to the Graduate school. Click the link appropriate to you above to find more details about the program. Further inquiries may be sent to either of the program directors:Mark Palmer(Department of Geography) orHong He(School of Natural Resources).

GEOG 3040 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems SP/FS (3 credits)

NATR 2325 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems SP (3 credits)

GEOG 4710 Spatial Analysis in Geography Varies (3 credits)

FOR 4360 Photogrammetry, Inventory, and Models FS (3 credits)

GEOG 4810/ Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I SP (3 credits)

NATR 4385

GEOG 3840 Cartography SP (3 credits)

GEOG 3830 Remote Sensing FS (3 credits)

GEOG 4740 Location Analysis and Site Selection FS (3 credits)

GEOG 4790 GIS for Social Sciences SP (3 credits)

GEOG 4940 Geographic Information Systems II SP (3 credits)

NATR 4365 GIS Applications (even years) SP (3 credits)

Natr 4320/ Hydrological and Water Quality Modeling SP (3 credits)

(same as EnvSci 4230/BiolEng 4350/CivEng 47200

GEOG 4130 Geospatial Sciences and National Security (even years) FS (3 credits)

GEOG 4850 Transportation Geography (odd years) SP (3 Credits)

GEOG 4860 Advanced Remote Sensing SP (3 credits)

ATMS 4510 Remote Sensing for Atmospheric Science (odd years) FS (3 credits)

and Natural Resources

GEOG 3385 Independent GIS project (3 credits)

NATR 4001 Independent GIS project (3 credits)

To enroll in the GIS Certificate Program, please fill out a program of study form. You may directly type the requested information into this form, and then print it, or save the Undergraduate GIS Cert Plan file and mail/email/bring it to a program director. Include any courses you have already taken, as well as the semester you plan to take others not yet completed.

As you near the completion of your GIS certificate coursework, please notify a program director. This notification must be at least one month prior to graduation, but please also let us know if you finish the requirements during a semester prior to your intended graduation date. Certificates will normally be awarded during the same semester that you graduate.

If you plan to graduate this semester and have questions, please contact Mark Palmer.

Graduate GIS Certificate Program

The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Certificate at the University of Missouri is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide undergraduate and graduate students with the theoretical, practical and technical skills that are essential for the analysis of spatial data.

Students from a wide range of disciplines will benefit from this program by becoming proficient in the use and application of GIS technologies through a flexible set of courses and hands-on experiences. The program offers the training and experience necessary to prepare for the rapidly expanding professional opportunities available in the diverse set of fields that depend on geographic information.

The program is available to all University of Missouri students, and requires completing coursework that includes 1) Foundation courses, 2) Theoretical Breadth courses, 3) Technical Breadth and Application courses, and 4) a Capstone Experience. These classes are taught in departments such as Geography, Natural Resources and Engineering.

The Certificate program is administered differently for undergraduate students and those who are admitted to the Graduate school.

GEOG 7840 Geographic Information Systems I FS/SP (3 Credits)

NATR 7325 Intro to Geographic Information Systems SP (3 credits)

GEOG 7710 Spatial Analysis in Geography (odd years) FS (3 credits)

FOR 7360 Photogrammetry, Inventory, and Models FS (3 credits)

GEOG 7810/ Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I SP (3 credits)

NATR 7385

GEOG 7790 GIS for Social Sciences SP (3 credits)

GEOG 7940 Geographic Information Systems II SP (3 credits)

GEOG 7860 Advanced Remote Sensing SP (3 credits)

GEOG 7130 Geospatial Sciences and National Security (even) FS (3 credits)

NATR 7320, Hydrological and Water Quality Modeling SP (3 credits)

(same as BiolEng 7350, CivEng 7720, EnvSci 7230)

NATR 7365 GIS Applications (even years) SP (3 credits)

NATR 8395 Landscape Ecology & GIS Analysis II (odd years) SP (3 credits)

PUB AF 8320 Spatial Analysis for Public Affairs varies (3 credits)

GEOG 8085 Independent GIS project (3 credits)

FOR 8050 Independent GIS project (3 credits)

Contact

Mark Palmer
Department of Geography
206 Stewart Hall

or

Hong He
Department of Forestry
203 Anheuser Busch Natural Resources Building