Geographic Information Systems (GC)

Program Information

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Total Credit Hours: 15

About the Program

Description: (Gainful Employment Disclosure) The University of Central Arkansas Graduate Certificate program(GC) in GIS is an online graduate credit program designed to meet the needs of individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree. Those individuals with a bachelor's or master's degree can earn graduate credit. Individuals earn the Certificate in GIS by successfully completing five courses. While most courses have prerequisites, some courses can be taken anytime from anywhere. Most courses involve approximately 100 hours of activity, depending on prior computing and GIS experience.

The introductory course, GEOG 5310, Geographic Information Systems, assists the student to explore fundamental theories, concepts, issues, and applications of geographic information systems while the student also develops the technical skills needed to be an effective online learner.

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Distance Education Technology Requirements: Courses are delivered online via a combination of information technologies including, but not limited to, Internet/WWW (Blackboard), CD-ROM, e-mail, and print. Upon successful completion of the five-course sequence, student's will earn 15 graduate credits and a Certificate in GIS from UCA's Department of Geography.

How to Apply

Requirements: Admission and completion requirements are based upon the policies of the Graduate School. (See Admission to Graduate Study.) Designed to attract individuals from various education backgrounds, the GIS certificate program's admission requirements include the following: (1) a bachelor's degree, (2) a GPA of at least 2.70, and (3) the successful completion of at least one college-level GIS course or current employment in an agency/business where GIS is frequently used by the applicant.

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