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Geospatial information plays an increasingly important role in many cutting-edge industries, including agriculture, engineering, environmental science, disaster recovery, health, social science, and digital humanities. The U.S. Department of Labor has defined geospatial technologies as one of the major areas of job growth in the coming decade, with a recent survey showing that the average salary for people with related GIS certification is $10k more than those who do not. A systematical training in geospatial information skills not only allows students to integrate data from various domains but also provides them additional analytical methods to reveal relationships that may not be obvious in traditional analyses.
At Purdue University, geospatial information have been applied in all the academic units. Students enrolled in this Certificate Program will not only learn about GIS from introduction to advanced analysis, but also have the opportunity to apply geospatial information in a variety of disciplinary projects. Purdue Libraries and School of Information Studies is pleased to be the home for the Graduate Certificate Program in Geospatial Information Science (GIS).
The Graduate Certificate Program in Geospatial Information Science will provide a systematic training program in the area of geospatial information application, analysis, and management for post-baccalaureate students of all disciplines. The program will help students secure fundamental knowledge and skills in acquiring, integrating, analyzing, evaluating, and managing geospatial information across multiple disciplines, in addition to exploring advanced topics in their own application areas.
The program will include four 3-credit courses in four different categories: introduction courses, advanced topics, application courses, and a project-based practice course. These courses are offered from various departments on campus with the goal to provide a complete yet flexible learning system for students to get systematic training.
The certificate is available for both currently enrolled degree seeking students and nondegree seeking students.
ASM 540: GIS Applications
CE 597: Geographic Info Systems
ILS 595: GIS Research Methods
ANTH 523: GIS for Humanities and Social Science Research
AAE 523: Introduction to Remote Sensing
AGRY 545: Remote Sensing of Land Resources
FNR 558: Remote Sensing Analysis and Applications
CE 597: Geospatial Data Analytics
CE 597: Geospatial Modeling and Analysis
CS 531: Computational Geometry
EAPS 507: Introduction to Analysis and Computing with Geoscience Data
CGT 670: Applications in Visual Analytics
ABE 527: Computer Models in Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
ABE 529: Nonpoint Source Pollution Engineering
ABE 651: Environmental Informatics
AGRY 565: Soils and Landscapes
ASM 591: Decision Agricultural Methods
FNR 598: Advanced Spatial Ecology and GIS
AAE 575: Introduction to Satellite Navigation and Positioning
CE 549: Computational Watershed Hydrology
CE 597: Adjustment of Geospatial Observations
CE 597: Digital Photogrammetric System
CE 597: Built Environment Modeling
ANTH 605: Seminar in Ethnographic Analysis
ANTH 641: Discovery and Design: Making Projects Work
EAPS 527: Principles Of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
EAPS 541: Geodetic Data and Applications
EAPS 577: Remote Sensing of the Planets
CGT 575: Data Visualization Tools and Applications
ILS 590: Independent Study - GIS Capstone Experience