Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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Certificate in Geographic Information System

GIS at Texas A&M University - Kingsville

The certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Texas A&M University-Kingsville is designed to provide additional technical and specialized training for individual's currently employed or seeking employment in the field of Geographic Information Systems.

Coursework and hand-on experience with major GIS and remote sensing software packages, such as ArcGIS and ENVI, will provide students with a solid foundation in GIS theories and applications necessary for infrastructure management, planning, and business applications.

Individuals who complete the GIS certificate program will have a vast understanding of spatial data, including its different structures and essential properties, principles and methods for data collection and spatial analysis; map design principles and effective cartographic communication; and how to customize GIS software to meet organizational needs. Students develop the analytical and practical skills needed for research in GIS and entry into the employment sector. 

There are four required courses for undergraduates to complete the certificate:

  • Intro. GIS (GEOG 2472) 4 hours
  • Field Mapping & Global Positioning (GEOG 3450) or GIS in Natural Resources and Environmental Management (GEOG 3460) 4 hours
  • Advanced GIS (GEOG 4429) 4 hours
  • Remote Sensing (GEOG 4435) 4 hours

Three required courses for graduates to complete the certificate:

  • GIS (GEOL 5312) 3 hours
  • Advanced GIS (GEOL 5313) 3 hours
  • Remote Sensing (GEOL 5352) 3 hours

In order to earn a certificate in GIS, a student must earn at least a grade of C in each certificate course.

For more information please contact Dr. Haibin Su @ 361-593-4089 or kuhs2009@tamuk.edu.

This page was last updated on: October 30, 2014