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?
See the departmental website for a course breakdown.
For further information, please contact the Department of Geography & Anthropology, 225-578-5942.