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Master Advanced Geospatial Data

Students update their knowledge training on modern equipment and new techniques.

Geographic Information Science

Offered by: Geography, Geology, and the Environment

If you work with spatial data or plan to work with it in the near future, the SRU Geographic Information Science Certificate program is for you. You'll learn current techniques for working with geospatial data using different GIS tools-and how to apply these techniques to real-world problems. This 12-credit program will provide you with specialized skills to support the increasing importance of geospatial data and analysis across disciplines.

Why Choose Geographic Information Technology Certificate?

You should choose the Geographic Information Science certificate program at SRU if you work in a career or for a company where geospatial data plays a key role and you want to expand your skillset. Through hands-on learning experiences, you'll gain expertise in using computer tools for the capture, storage, manipulation, and analysis of earth-referenced data.

What Will You Learn?

You'll develop skills in collecting, analyzing, and representing earth data at scales ranging from local to global using geographic technologies. You'll receive training in:

  • Cartography
  • Remote sensing
  • Environmental modeling
  • Working with spatial data using various GIS tools

Career Opportunities

The skills and experience you'll gain from the Geographic Information Science certificate will give you the know-how to excel in careers in fields like:

  • Geography
  • Biological and environmental sciences
  • Business and logistics
  • Resource management and geosciences
  • Planning and conservation

Admission Requirements and Costs