Geospatial Technologies (GIST)

Christopher L. Liner
Department Chair, Geosciences
216 Gearhart Hall

Jason Tullis
Program Coordinator
216 Gearhart Hall

Graduate Certificate Offered:
Geospatial Technologies (non-degree) (GIST)

The Department of Geosciences offers an online Geospatial Technologies Graduate Certificate through University of Arkansas Global Campus. This certificate is designed for working professionals who wish to develop technical skills in the emerging field of geospatial technologies. The certificate provides the technical instruction needed to be employed in the geosciences and collateral disciplines as one of the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing’s “Mapping Scientist” and as a “Certified Geographic Information Systems Professional” (GISP).

Requirements for a Geospatial Technologies Graduate Certificate

Requirements for admission: Graduate status; there are no disciplinary requirements.

Students must complete the following 18 credit hours, but it is possible to waive GEOS 50403 and GEOS 50703  (up to 6 credit hours) through successful completion of proficiency exams. 

GEOS 55403Geospatial Applications and Information Science3
or GEOS 57303 Geospatial Data Science in Public Health
GEOS 50403Foundations of Geospatial Data Analysis3
GEOS 50703Geospatial Technologies Computational Toolkit3
GEOS 55503Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS3
GEOS 50803Geospatial Data Mining3
GEOS 55903Introduction to Geodatabases3
Total Hours18