Certificates

Certificates Offered by the GVSU Geography and Sustainable Planning Department

Geographic Information Systems (GIS and Technology) Certificate

Environmental Remote Sensing Certificate

Sustainable Urban and Regional Planning Certificate

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

Step 1:
Step 1:
Complete the required courses.

You don't need to do anything to apply to the program; you just take the required courses.

Step 2:
Step 2:
Once all the course work is complete, you need to officially apply to have the certificate added to your records.

The application can be found on the Registrar's Page under Student Forms: Certificate Application (Non-Teaching). Here’s the link

Step 3:
Step 3:
Submit your Application

Turn the application forms in to the Records Office, any Student Service Window or by email to audit@gvsu.edu.