The GIS Certificate is a rigorous plan of study available to geography undergraduate students who wish to prepare for advanced careers in GIS, cartography, and remote sensing.
Any geography undergraduate student may pursue the GIS Certificate.
It is strongly recommended that students wishing to pursue the Certificate decide to do so as soon as possible since several of the required courses have prerequisites.
Students are strongly encouraged to plan their schedules so they can take IT 164, 165, and/or 166 in the fall semester as these courses typically are not offered in spring semesters. Completion of GEO 304 is a prerequisite for enrollment in the Python-focused Independent Study (GEO 287).
3. Complete a suitable professional experience, one that relates in large part to GIS, remote sensing, and/or cartography. The experience must be approved by a designated Geography faculty member.A certificate of achievement will be presented to graduating students who complete the requirements for the GIS Certificate. Attainment of the GIS Certificate will not appear on the student’s permanent ISU transcript.