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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Geographical Information Science Certificate

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The certificate in Geographical Information Science (GIS) provides students with knowledge and experience to work in the field of GIS both in the public and private sectors. The combination of courses focuses on the acquisition, storing, visualization, modeling, and analysis of information on spatial phenomena with some emphasis on geospatial applications.

Students seeking this certificate must have an undergraduate degree and hold graduate or postbaccalaureate status at the University of Houston. With permission of the department chair, qualified undergraduates will be allowed to participate in the certificate program. Students must fulfill the prerequisite requirements for all courses required.

The GIS Certificate requires a total of 15 credit hours.




  • GEOL 6389 or
  • CIVI 7897 or
  • 3 hours of approved GIS courses from other departments

Individual Project:

To be supervised by instructor in the area of specialty. This may be represented by a Senior Research project course for qualified undergraduate, or Special Problems research hours for graduate students. Cr. 3.

Total 15

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