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2016-2017 General Catalog 
2016-2017 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Science

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The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science at LSU is a 12 credit hour stand-alone certificate with courses offered in the Department of Geography and Anthropology, College of Art and Design, Department of Economics, College of the Coast and Environment, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and Department of Computer Science.  Students must complete at least one method, theory, and applied topics course, for a combined total of 12 credit hours (though some courses may be listed under more than one category, they may only be used to fill one requirement). Elective courses allow students to choose a focus within the certificate.  For example, a returning professional with an interest in sustainability studies could take Environmental Economics and Policy and Design of Environmental Management Systems as electives.  Each department will offer at least one elective course per semester. 

Who should consider applying?

  • Graduate students who already have or are pursuing a graduate degree in another discipline but have a need to develop specific geospatial skills to apply to their primary discipline

  • Professionals whose responsibilities include spatial analysis but have never had any training in this area
  • People considering a graduate degree in this area but do not have the time to complete a full degree program
  • Entrepreneurs who want to learn how to use the power of geospatial technologies to benefit their endeavors
  • Professionals with experience in geospatial technologies that would like to refine their skills

See the departmental website for a course breakdown.

For further information, please contact the Department of Geography & Anthropology, 225-578-5942.

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