Geography + Anthropology Certificates

Gain extra expertise

A certificate or credential is a great addition to any degree and the knowledge you gain can set you apart when applying for jobs. There are three options of geospatial certificates to choose from at UW-Eau Claire that align with the Geospatial Competency Model developed by the U.S. Department of Labor. Depending on your future aspirations, there are certificates ranging from broad to specific interests.

Geospatial certificates

There are three separate options for the Geospatial Certificate program: one general 12 credit option, and two 18 credit options with different areas of emphasis. Successful completion of a geospatial ethics assessment is required — as are the following four core courses for each certificate:

  • GEOG 335 - Geographic Information Systems I (3 cr)
  • GEOG 336 - Geospatial Field Methods (pre. 335; 3 cr)
  • GEOG 337 - Geographic Information Systems II (pre. 335; 3 cr)
  • GEOG 338 - Remote Sensing of the Environment (3 cr)

Geospatial certificate - 12 Credits

 This certificate provides you with foundational knowledge and applications in geospatial technologies.

Geospatial certificate with Geographic Information Systems Emphasis - 18 Credits

This certificate provides knowledge and expertise to succeed in capturing, storing and displaying data related to positions on Earth. In addition to the four required core courses the following course is required and also choice between two electives:

Required

GEOG 435 - Geographic Information Systems III (pre. 335 & 337; 3 cr)

Electives (choose one)

GEOG 370 - Quantitative Methods in Geography (3 cr)
GEOG 455 - Web Geographic Information Systems (pre. 335; 3 cr)

Geospatial certificate with Remote Sensing Emphasis - 18 Credits

Use high-altitude satellite and aerial imagery as well as Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to learn more about the earth's environmental characteristics. In addition to the four required core courses the following course is required and also choice between two electives:

Required

GEOG - 438 Advanced Remote Sensing (pre. 338; 3 cr)

Electives (choose one)

GEOG 435 - Geographic Information Systems III (pre. 335 & 337; 3 cr)
GEOG 455 - Web Geographic Information Systems (pre. 335; 3 cr)

Forms

Below are the pdf downloads for geospatial certificate selection and completion.

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