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Geographic Information Systems (Certificate)

About the Program

In today’s world of computers, tablets, and smartphones there is an abundance of spatial data available that is applicable to many disciplines and careers. Spatial data identifies the geographic location of features and boundaries on Earth and is usually stored as geographic coordinates. The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate will provide students with a background in spatial thinking, analysis, and mapping skills that will allow them to understand the application of geospatial technology to their discipline or career path. The geospatial skills and technology emphasized in the GIS certificate will enrich analysis and improve decision-making across disciplines.

About the Geography and Planning Department

A213 Classroom Building
1300 Elmwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14222
Phone: (716) 878-6216
Fax: (716) 878-4009
http://geography.buffalostate.edu/

Program Requirements

Required Courses (6 credit hours)
GEG/PLN 325 MAPS AND MAPMAKING USING GIS 3
GEG 425 FUNDAMENTALS OF GIS 3

Elective Courses (9 credit hours)
Select two courses from the following (6 credit hours): 6
GEG 418 REMOTE SENSING
GEG 429 ADVANCED TOPICS IN GIS
GEG 485 INTERACTIVE AND WEB-BASED MAPPING

Select one course from the following (3 credit hours): 3
Any course not selected to fulfill the above requirements
GEG 405 URBAN ANALYSIS USING GIS
GEG 427 CORPORATE APPLICATIONS IN GIS
GEG 428 ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING APPLICATIONS IN GIS
BIO 300 BIOSTATISTICS (4)
CIS 151 COMPUTER-BASED INFORMATION PROCESSING I
CRJ 310 STATISTICS IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE
ECO 305 STATISTICS FOR ECONOMICS
GEG 390 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY AND PLANNING
HEW 326 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA VISUALIZATION AND ANALYTICS
MAT 311 INTRODUCTORY PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
PSC 204 POLITICAL STATISTICS
PSY 306 STATISTICS IN PSYCHOLOGICAL RESEARCH
SOC 299 SOCIAL STATISTICS

Total Credit Hours 15

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