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Geographic Information Sciences

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The Geographic Information Sciences certificate academically trains you to meet the challenges of today’s society by utilizing your knowledge of geography and various technologies to help solve geographical problems. The program offers you the ability to develop your knowledge in either GIS or Remotes Sensing/Cartography to help you get a more specific knowledge base. In addition, the certificate enables you to gain a deeper knowledge of geospatial techniques without having to get a bachelor’s degree.

Geographic Information Sciences is a 12-credit undergraduate certificate built to teach students to effectively present geographical ideas using various geospatial tools. The certificate enables students to better engage in their field and laboratory experiences by offering content knowledge that benefits the student in one’s career. The skills gained through the coursework integrate students’ knowledge to effectively collect information about the environment, people, and places to be able to analyze, research, and synthesize the information for the government and other uses.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • GIS Analyst

  • Regional Planner

  • Cartographer

  • Federal & State Government


PROGRAM CONTACT

Dr. Robert (Bob) Watrel
Department of Geography
Phone: 605-688-6288
Email: Robert.Watrel@sdstate.edu

SDSU CONTINUING & DISTANCE EDUCATION

Phone: 605-688-4154
Email: sdsu.distance@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/online

SDSU ADMISSIONS

Phone: 605-688-4121
Email: sdsu.admissions@sdstate.edu
Web: sdstate.edu/admissions