Certificates Offered by the GVSU Geography and Sustainable Planning Department
Geographic Information Systems (GIS and Technology) Certificate
The geographic information science (GIS) and technology certificate allows you to map, model, query, and analyze large quantities of data according to location. This technology benefits organizations in almost every industry. There is growing interest in the economic, environmental, and strategic planning value of GIS.
More information can be found at this link: www.gvsu.edu/geography/gis-certificate-47.htm
Environmental Remote Sensing Certificate
The environmental remote sensing certificate provides cutting-edge skills in remote sensing science, digital image processing, and big data visualization. Emphasis is placed on applications of remote sensing technology in environmental planning, sustainable development, climate change adaption, urban resiliency planning, and natural resource management.
More information can be found at this link: www.gvsu.edu/geography/environmental-and-remote-sensing-certificate-121.htm
Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning Certificate
This applied program offers practical tools and strategies to students interested in smart urban development, land-use planning, transportation, green architecture and design, and applications of geographic techniques in planning and urban development. Open for all majors.
More information can be found at this link: www.gvsu.edu/geography/sustainable-city-and-regional-planning-certificate-46.htm
Students must be degree seeking students to receive the certificate.
The certificate will be awarded at the same time as the degree is awarded. All undergraduate certificates have received Higher Learning Commission approval, and students are eligible for financial aid because they are seeking a degree.
Three steps to obtain a Certificate
You don't need to do anything to apply to the program; you just take the required courses.
The application can be found on the Registrar's Page under Student Forms: Certificate Application (Non-Teaching). Here’s the link