Earth & Environmental Data Science Certificate - University of Houston
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Earth & Environmental Data Science Certificate

The Earth and Environmental Data Science Certificate offered by the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences is available to both graduate students and non-degree seeking professionals. The certificate program educates next-generation geoscientists who can use data science tools to solve scientific and societal problems. The creation of this new program responds to the evolving landscape of education and job market needs.

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this certificate must have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in earth science or a related discipline of physical science or engineering.
  • A minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (A=4.00) is required in the last 60 hours of all course work.
  • Transcripts are required.
  • GRE scores are not required.
  • For students enrolled in a graduate program, courses used for certification can also be used toward a graduate degree.

A student may be admitted either:

  1. To a graduate program in the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at UH, or
  2. Directly to the certificate program as a “non-degree seeking” graduate student.

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Certificate Coursework

Certificate Total: 15.0 Credit Hours

Core Courses (9 Credit Hours)

Three (3) courses selected from the following list or approved substitutions:

  1. GEOL 6397 - Data Analytics and Machine Learning for Geoscientist
  2. GEOL 6397 - Deep Learning Big Data Analytics
  3. GEOL 6322 - Geophysical Programming
  4. GEOL 6328 - Atmospheric Data Analysis and Statistics
  5. GEOL 6335 - Atmospheric Numerical Modeling
  6. GEOL 6388 - Geospatial Analysis and Applications
  7. GEOL 7341 - Geophysical Data Processing

Electives (6 Credit Hours)

Two (2) courses selected from the following list or approved substitutions:

  1. GEOL 6323 - Geoscience Applications of GPS & LIDAR
  2. GEOL 6324 - Satellite Positioning & Geodesy
  3. GEOL 6325 - Remote Sensing
  4. GEOL 7328 - Mathematical Geophysics