Both undergraduate and graduate students may complete the Certificate in GIS. Graduate students must apply and be admitted to the Graduate Academic Certificate (GACT) Program with the Graduate School before the semester of graduation.
Information on certificate application: http://tsgs.unt.edu/admissions/certificates
A Geographic Information System (GIS) uses computer software to capture, store, manage, manipulate, analyze, and display geographically-referenced data. A GIS facilitates visualization of data that may reveal geographic patterns not readily apparent with traditional maps or database management systems.
GIS is an essential planning and management tool for city and county governments, utility companies, and various private sector firms that use maps and spatial information. Government agencies use GIS for tasks ranging from highway planning to environmental protection. Businesses use GIS for such diverse tasks as locating retail outlets, managing real estate, studying disease patterns, and visualizing subsurface contamination.
The certificate program provides the conceptual understanding and technical proficiency necessary to apply GIS in a variety of settings. Six courses are required to complete the undergraduate certificate and five courses are required for the graduate certificate. Graduate students must also have the equivalent of GEOG 3500 before starting the graduate certificate. All required courses must be taken at the undergraduate level for the undergraduate certificate or at the graduate level for the graduate certificate. A maximum of two required classes can be waived (for example, because of prior coursework or relevant work experience); two other electives must be taken at UNT instead.
All required classes can also be applied to undergraduate or graduate degree programs at UNT.
The certificate program includes four (graduate) or five (undergraduate) required core courses and one elective. Students must earn a "B" or higher in each course applied to the certificate.
GEOG 3500. Introduction to GIS (3 hours) (undergraduates only)
GEOG 4520/5520. Intermediate GIS (3 hours)
GEOG 4550/5550. Advanced GIS (3 hours)
GEOG 4560/5560. Intro. GIS Programming (3 hours)
GEOG 4590/5590. Advanced GIS Programming (3 hours)
GEOG 4570/5570. Special Topics in GIS. One additional topic (3 hours)
Undergraduate Certificate Questions: Dr. Chetan Tiwari
Graduate Certificate Questions: Dr. Pinliang Dong