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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology - Certificate

The GIS certificate program is designed for working professionals who are seeking technical skills in GIS and GVSU students who want to add the spatial analysis skill set to their current major and/or minor. The course focuses on practical applications of GIS technology, and provides students with the knowledge and skills required to plan and undertake GIS projects. Students applying for admission into the certificate as a nondegree seeking student should have graduated from high school at application time. Degree seeking students must either be currently enrolled at a college or university, or hold at least an associate's degree from a recognized institution. Students may enroll part-time to complete the program.

Requirements for a Certificate in GIS

Students are required to complete a minimum of 13 credit hours. A maximum of six credits can be transferred from an outside institution subject to course content approval. Completion of courses in the student's plan of study will result in award of the certificate in GIS. This shall be noted on the student's official university transcript. In addition, the student will receive a "certificate" from the university.

Required Courses


Natural Resource Management Majors pursuing the NRM Resource Analysis Methods emphasis may substitute the following for GPY 200:

Geography Program Description

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