Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Certification - University of Houston
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Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Certification

The graduate certificate in Geographical Information Systems provide students with knowledge and experience to compete and work in the field of GIS both in public and private sector. The combination of courses focus on the acquisition, storing, visualization, modeling, and analysis of information on spatial phenomena with some emphasis on geospatial applications.

Required Courses

The GIS Certificate requires five courses, a total of 15 credit hours, from the following courses:

Section A Core Courses: Total of 9 Credit Hours

  • GEOL 6388 - Intro Geographic Info Systems Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOL 6325 - Remote Sensing Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOL 6324 - Satellite Positioning & Geodesy Credit Hours: 3.0

Section B Electives: 6 Credit Hours from the following:

  • GEOL 6323 - Geoscience Applications of GPS & LIDAR Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOL 6389 - GIS for Geologists Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CIVE 6382 - Lidar Systems and Applications Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CIVE 6384 - Satellite Altimetry and INSAR Credit Hours: 3.0
  • PUBL 6343 - GIS for Urban Applications Credit Hours: 3.0

Admission Requirements

Students seeking this certificate must have an undergraduate degree in science or engineering and have graduate status at the University of Houston. Well qualified candidates in other field may be approved by GIS advisor.

New students need to apply. An official transcript is required showing the degree earned from your former institution(s).

More Information

Dr. Shuhab D. Khan, Professor
Department of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Houston