Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate
A 100% Online Graduate Certificate
The certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) adds value and focus to a major degree by offering students the opportunity to gain an understanding of the built environment. The certificate curriculum advances visualization, mapping, spatial analysis, thematic diagrams, and other urban design-supportive GIS-based techniques and skills. Coursework covers methods, theories, principles, practices, and application of GIS in urban design.
The program consists of three subject area components: Quantitative methods in urban design and Visual Communication 3 (theory focus); advanced GIS, urban design methods, and Visual Communication 4 (practice focus); and GIS practicum (application).
Program Curriculum [15 credit hours total]
Theory [5 credit hours]
URB 5752 – Quantitative Methods in Urban Design
ARC 5xx3 – Visual Communication 3
Practice [8 credit hours]
ARC 6xx3 – Advanced GIS
URB 5742 – Urban Design Models
ARC 5xx3 – Visual Communication 4
Application [2 credit hours]
ARC 5672 – GIS Practicum