Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Geographic Information Science, Certificate

The certificate is specifically designed to provide specialized skills to individuals who currently work with spatial data in their chosen field or would like to leverage geospatial data in future employment. The curriculum is designed to support the increasing importance of geospatial data and analysis across diverse disciplines including geography, biological and environmental sciences, business and logistics, resource management and geosciences, planning and conservation.

The curriculum consists of twelve credits that can be completed in two semesters of coursework. The scope of coursework is designed to support individuals already familiar with basic computer concepts and descriptive statistics principles.

To access Certificate Requirements, please view the Curriculum Guide tab.

Related Links

Geographic Information Science, Certificate Program Page

Geography, Geology, and the Environment Department Page

Professional Licensure/Certification Page

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Courses
CPSC 130Introduction to Computing and Programming3
GES 315Cartography I3
GES 325Introduction to Geographic Information Science3
Select 2 classes from the following:6
Remote Sensing
Cartography II
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
Environmental Modeling
Total Hours15

Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Summer 2018.
Revised 11.09.2021