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.

A total of 12-18 hours are required for the certificate:

GEOS 5043Foundations of Geospatial Data Analysis3
GEOS 5073Geospatial Technologies Computational Toolkit3
GEOS 5083Geospatial Data Mining3
GEOS 5543Geospatial Applications and Information Science3
GEOS 5553Spatial Analysis Using ArcGIS3
GEOS 5593Introduction to Geodatabases3

It is possible to waive 3 to 6 hours of required coursework for GEOS 5043 and GEOS 5073 through successful completion of proficiency exams.