Undergraduate GIS Program

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) or Hong He (School of Natural Resources).

Group A (Foundation courses, one from this group)

 

GEOG 3040

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Fall and Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

NATR 2325

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

Group B (Theoretical Breadth courses, at least one from this group)

 

GEOG 4710

Spatial Analysis in Geography

offering varies

(3 credits)

 

FOR 4360

Photogrammetry, Inventory, and Models

Fall semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 4810/NATR 4385

Landscape Ecology and GIS Analysis I

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 3840

Cartography

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 3830

Remote Sensing

Fall semester

(3 credits)

  GEOG 4740 Location Analysis and Site Selection Fall semester (3 credits)
 

GEOG 4790

GIS for the Social Sciences

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

Group C (Technical Breadth and Application courses, at least one from this group)

 

GEOG 4940

Geographic Information Systems II

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

NATR 4365

GIS Applications

Spring (of even years)

(3 credits)

 

NATR 4320 (same as EnvSci 4230, BiolEng 4350, CivEng 4720)

Hydrological and Water Quality Modeling

Spring

(3 credits)

 

GEOG 4130

Geospatial Sciences and National Security

Fall semester (even years)

(3 credits)

  GEOG 4850 Transportation Geography   (3 credits)
 

GEOG 4860

Advanced Remote Sensing

Spring semester

(3 credits)

 

ATMS 4510

Remote Sensing for Atmospheric Science and Natural Resources

Fall (of odd years)

(3 credits)

 

Capstone experience (or substitute 1 additional course from above)

 

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 PDF 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 Spring 2018 and have questions, please contact Mark Palmer; for any other questions or to enroll, please feel free to contact either of the program directors:

Mark Palmer (Department of Geography; 8 Stewart Hall) or

Hong He (Department of Forestry; 203 Anheuser Busch Natural Resources Building).

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